Day 319: Back with a blanket!

I'm back! The worst of my emergency situation is passed, and life is slowly settling back down to normal. I decided to call this day 319 instead of 309 because I did actually work on my creative projects every day during my hiatus. I just didn't have the energy to photograph and post things here.... Continue Reading →

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Day 306: Joining and yarn chicken

I finally finished all the joining on my fish blanket! I only had a small ball of white left when I started the last join, and I decided to play "yarn chicken" and see if it would last for the whole row. It did, just barely. The little tangle of white yarn at the top... Continue Reading →

Day 299: Blanket progress

We got a window AC and got it installed in my office! It made it cool enough to actually get back to work on my fish blanket. I got some joining done, plus I did a bunch of weaving in of ends. Not the most glamorous work but it will save me some pain later.

Day 292: Vertical joins!

I finished joining all the rows of fish. That means it is time to start vertically joining the columns together. I only got about half of one vertical join done today. That's because I decided to be smart and spend some time weaving in a few of the loose ends. It's no fun but it's... Continue Reading →

Day 290: Joining

Today I finished joining the row I started yesterday. I was working with everything on my lap, and I can tell I'm getting close to the end because it is getting so heavy!

Day 289: Half joined

Today I stitched together half of one row. I need more light and clear space to join than I do to make individual fish, so I can't just mindlessly do it in front of the TV. Still, half a row isn't bad, and I should be on track to get all of the horizontal joining... Continue Reading →

Day 288: The last fish???

I think I may have actually finished making all the fish I need! A couple of the blue ones look a little small but I'm cautiously optimistic that they will be okay once everything is blocked. I know there's still lots of joining and maybe a border to do, but this is a huge milestone.... Continue Reading →

Day 287: Pile of fish

I had some extra crafty time today while waiting for the home maintenance person to show up and check our air conditioning. Lately I need to get more creative about taking photos of my finished fish because the afghan is taking up all my space! I'm tempted to block a few more fish tonight, but... Continue Reading →

Day 285: Two more rows joined

I managed to join two rows today! Now I have to finish making more fish before I can join any more rows. It is definitely looking like an actual blanket now that there are so many fish all joined together.

Day 284: Another row of fish

I got one more row joined today. That's more than half of all the fish all joined up! It was way too warm to be working with this growing blanket on my lap all afternoon so I stopped after one row.

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