I finished it!

It took me five days, BUT I DID IT!

Both sides are even. I just didn’t feel like getting all that picky about laying it perfectly flat, since I was running short on time when I took this pic.

Not too shabby, either. That’s our queen sized bed, to offer a little perspective on the sizing. I got the texture from this pattern over at Olives and Mermaids.

I do like how it turned out, but I don’t think I’ll be doing it again. The blanket is worked through a series of increases and reductions, which meant every time I missed a step, I had to go back and recount my stitches.

Ugh. I can’t begin to tell you how frustrating that was. My learning disability impacts numbers more than letters, which means keeping numbers in my head while there’s any type of distraction or interruption is almost impossible. That’s why I lose count so easily.

Anyway, here’s a shot of the detailing. It is pretty cool looking, I must admit.

Yeah, I’m not 100% sure I did it correctly, but the overall shape is right, as is the size, and the pattern looks neat. That’s all that counts at this point.

Anyway, it worked out well, and everyone was happy in the end.

Other than this monster? I haven’t done much craftiness, aside from gift wrapping, and I never get all that fancy with something that’ll just be undone. Well, other than my niece’s mittens. I wrapped those individually, then wrapped them both in tissue paper, put them in a tin, and wrapped THAT. She’s almost 4 years old, which is still in the prime madcap unwrapping stage.

Otherwise, I think this throw was enough.

I cannot believe it’s almost 2015 already. Looks like I should get going on selecting monthly projects for my crafty year in review!

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