Wow. I amazed by this throw for so many reasons.
The first being that it turned out so lovely!
When I first started to crochet the squares together, I decided on a turquoise color as the joining color.
Ehhh. Not so good. Or as my kids would say, 'pretty cheesy'. And actually I thought the turquoise overpowered the whole look of this throw.
So, as you can tell from this pile of ramen-noodle-looking-yarn, I had to frog about 8 blocks worth of turquoise joining...and if that weren't time consuming enough, I realized that some of the blocks were not even close to being 12 inches square. And as much I figured it wasn't going to be a big deal --- it was.
Turquoise was out and white was in.
And being precise about the actual size of each block became much more crucial than I thought --- it was either that or have one lumpy looking throw.
And then I found this video for the flat-braid joining. A perfect method for the look I wanted. I made sure that I crocheted 22 3chain loops on each side of every block and a 5chain loop for each corner.
This throw is also amazing to me because I finished it.
That is H.U.G.E. for me.
I see other people whip out project after project all perfectly completed ....but me? Well, let's just say I have a pile of WIP's that weigh heavily on my guilted ( I know -- not a word) mind.
Sheesh. And it's just yarn.
It's much, much more than just yarn.
It's Melissa coming up with the idea. It's oodles of designers sharing their patterns. It's the hours of hooking. It's the constant inspiration from others who are stitching right along with me. It's the heady feeling that I get when I read comments that come from you.
All of that --just thrills me to no end.