Sunday, September 18, 2011

Required: a little encouragement!

I've spent the whole day procrastinating today. I am desperately trying to finish off my granny square blanket but just can't seem to motivate myself to work on it. I have 110 squares in total which means a zillion ends to sew in and thats the bit that I just can't bring myself to do - its just so mind-numbingly boring!

I have started the tedious task and managed about 10 squares. I then decided that maybe if I just start joining the squares together and so it starts to resemble some kind of blanket, that might help motivate me. I figured I could sew the ends in at a later stage when the blanket is finished. My living room floor is covered in granny squares and heres a little peek of my current state of affairs...

I have a long way to go and it doesn't help that I have already started my second blanket - a ripple one - which I love working on. It took me a few attempts before I got the hang of it but now I can't seem to put it down. I often take it to bed with me to do a row or two before I hit the land of nod. And once, I even took it onto the London Underground and did a bit of crocheting in public! (I was feeling brave that day)

Here's my work in progress...

How do you find the motivation to sew in ends and join up granny squares? I think I'm in need of some tips and words of encouragement! Otherwise, as my boyfriend pointed out, I'll just end up with a bag full of pointless squares!


  1. I'm a quarter way through joining my squares. But I'm trying to concentrate on the Dr Who scarf at the moment as it's stupidly long so will take ages to do. My squares are always laid out in the living room - we've got so used to them being there like a rug that CG and I just walk all over it and chuck books etc on it! We need a bigger place...

  2. Give up on the blanket, call the leftover squares coasters and give them as presents to your sisters.

    FYI I inadvertently searched for Nikki's world to find your blog again and came across something a lot more adult.

  3. Cmon Nik, where's your next post? Stop being slack! :p