Gingerbread Girl. The idea is to make an element of a large crochet project per day; thus One a Day. What's extra nice about this project is that there is a group on Ravelry (another new and fun place for me) and I can see all the wonderful and creative people taking part in this. People are doing ripples and flowers and hexagons and just a wonderful, colorful plethora of creativeness. It almost made me feel like my simple stripes are a little boring. I got over that fast, though. My husband and I both still love this blanket I am making for our bed - and that's what counts.
About said blanket: Originally, I was doing stripes (two rows of each color) of white, light blue, green and purple. I completed that pattern twice and my husband asked me to add black to the motif. I agreed, considering it is for our bed, but a bit reluctantly. Guess what? I LOVE the addition of the black. So now, the pattern of the stripes will continue to be white, blue, green, purple, white, blue, green, purple, black. At this time I am thinking the border will be black, as well.
For some reason, I am not able to add pictures at this time. I will have to do so in a future post about this blanket and One a Day. Oh yeah, I am using Lion Brand's Hometown U.S.A. yarn and an 'N' (9mm) crochet hook.
Editing to Add: I forgot how long it takes to do one row on this monster blanket. LOL So, instead of two rows each day - it will literally have to be one row per day.
Also, for some reason, my commenting abilities are sporadic on Blogger. I have no idea why that is but it's definitely annoying! LeeAnn, I love the colors of the Hometown U.S.A. yarn and started using this brand for this blanket and one each for my daughters. I can honestly say that I won't use it again on a large project. The yarn gets sucked up way too fast! It's great for smaller projects, though.