I think I am done with my crochet project. Well, I can’t decide. Maybe I’ll be finished for this year and work on it again for next year. Maybe not.
Quite a few years ago I purchased some yarn to make coordinating Christmas stocking for our family. I started out with Bron’s and then one for me because that is what we needed for that year. That is as far as I got. Mostly because I had altered a pattern to make the first two but lost my notes and then lost the pattern and could never find it again. (honestly I didn’t look too hard) I also started dealing with tendentious in my wrists which put all knitting to a halt and I quickly moved on to other types of projects. A few years later I tried to pick up where I left off but stopped just as quickly and decided that if we were to have matching stocking they would have to be sewn. This left the yarn in a box to collect dust and move to Turkey and on to Mississippi and now Nebraska. Last month enough time had passed and I was officially ready to move on and put that yarn to use in a different project. Not surprisingly on that same day I came across this tutorial. If you go and take a look at the link I bet you will be able to tell what happened first. I was smitten.
At first I wanted mine to have cream as a border as well but quickly realized that I didn’t have enough of that color or any one color to make that happen. So I went with it and was busy for a few weeks on all 50 squares.
I bound mine together using the same tutorial linked to, using the darker of the two colors. However, since I had different colors at each corner I decided to just skip the corners altogether leaving a diamond shaped opening instead. This is where I run into trouble deciding if I am done or not. I could close the opening with the darkest of colors and it actually looks good too. I would even say that I like it better. However, I really don’t like weaving in loose ends and that would be a lot of loose ends to take care of. So, we shall see if I get around to it next year. For now, I will pretend it is done.
As you can see my Christmas Countdown made it out another year. I had thoughts of making another but have decided that this one works just fine. If I ever make it again, it will be for my grandchildren (haha my oldest is only 15) and then I can make the changes I want.