Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A new project
My friend Mary is both an eternal optimist and a crafter. Because of this, she is always certain that she can recreate anything she sees online. For example, she made this adorable pillow dollhouse for her niece, and I believe she did it with no pattern or anything.
Anyway, Mary saw this blanket and decided that she and I should both make one for ourselves. I wasn't sure at first, but Mary's optimism won out. I'd say things like, "but don't you know how long it takes to make a granny square? That blanket is going to take forever." And Mary would say, "it can't take that long, can it?" And the hope in her voice? I couldn't say yes. I couldn't crush her dreams. So I said, "maybe you're right. We can do it."
And that is how I started the biggest craft project I've ever taken on.
To stay motivated, Mary and I had a crochet day last weekend, and I've been busy trying to get a head start before my classes get into full swing. I'd like to think that I'm making good progress:
I guess the lesson here is that I should try to take after Mary and be more optimistic about what I can attempt. Who knows, you may all be getting handmade Christmas gifts next year. (Just kidding. This optimism isn't coming that fast.)