Sometimes it's dangerous to have clever and creative friends with great ideas. Very dangerous.
I immediately fell in love when I saw Melissa's weather blanket. At first it was from a total outsider perspective, admiring from afar what an awesome and fun project Melissa was embarking on. But then came the email from dear Melissa saying that I absolutely had to make one too...
And, though I'm a bit terrified at the daily commitment, how could I say no to such a clever and creative friend? I tried. Oh how I tried. Thought of every excuse in the book. After all, I do have two blankets which I've been working on for years...
But then I couldn't help but order this while I was deciding
And once THAT comes in the mail you can't help but jump in with both feet, right?! It arrived only on the 21st of January so I had quite a bit of catching up to do, but as of yesterday I'm all caught up and excited to keep going.
I have to say that I find it incredibly liberating to have no choice or control over what colors come next- I think what stalls me most with rainbow blankie or hexagon blankie is just planning out every combination and sequence. It takes me WAY longer to find just the right combination of colors to satify my very anal tendencies than it does to actually knit/crochet the darn things. But with the weather blanket I'm free! I just follow my handy color/temperature guide.
Of course I had to add a little table inside to appease my anal side just a little.
Thanks Melissa for nudging me into this new 2015 adventure!
Let's hope we are still as enthusiastic and diligent come mid July. :)