I took two vacation days from work and had a four-day weekend.  (Actually, it was a three-and-a-half-day weekend, since I taught my Tunisian Crochet class at the Adult School of Montclair on Monday night.)  I was brimming with creative energy, but after thoroughly depressing myself writing this post last week, I forced myself to spend most of my weekend crocheting time weaving in the ends on my sister’s blanket.

 

Yep, these are the ends I’m talking about. Sigh.

I’m so glad to finally be almost finished with this blanket.  I’ll say it right now for the record – I’ll never again wait until after assembling the entire blanket to weave in all the yarn tails!  (At least, not until the next time I do it.)

I’ve also been thinking a lot about this post from When Did I Become a Knitter.  For the life of me, I cannot understand why all I can think about is starting new blanket projects while I’m sitting here cursing the one I’m still finishing.  Perhaps this is some form of peculiar insanity or masochism that afflicts crocheters and knitters…

I did start a small trivet on Easter Sunday as part of my exploration of painted crochet for Year of Projects.

You’ll notice that the ends are woven in already.  That’s right, I’m reformed.

I ran out of the variegated orange “craft cord” (also known as embroidery floss) I was using and don’t think I’ll have enough red for the final round.  (As you can see, I already switched from double crochet to half double crochet to single crochet to adapt to the increasing yardage requirements each round.)

I dug through my embroidery floss stash and found these oranges and reds.

I thought I might finish the last rounds with these to complete the “rainbow.”  Hopefully, I will have enough.

I’m even considering a black border.  

 

What do you think? Do the solids “go” with the rest of the trivet? What about the black border idea?

I’m not quite sure why I’m making such a huge fuss about a trivet made from embroidery floss that was buried in my stash… but I’d like it to be super pretty :).

I’m also working on some samples with the Parisian Cotton and Inca Eco from Galler Yarns.  I will unveil these secret projects for public viewing in the near future.

As for reading, I’m trying to finish The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest today before my loan from the Brooklyn Public Library expires at midnight.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!  The waiting list is huge, so if I don’t finish in time, it could be several weeks before I get my hands on the Kindle version again.

For more Works in Progress, visit Tami’s Amis.  For more Yarn Along posts, visit Small Things.

The ends

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