Well, last week I made a very disturbing discovery. Let me preface this by saying that I normally work on the blanket in the evening while watching TV. So the other day, I was getting ready to go to lunch with some friends, and since I wasn't leaving for an hour, I decided to pull out the blanket to work on it. I was sitting on the bed and had the shades up in my room and YIKES I couldn't believe what I saw--This was it!!!!
I wasn't sure where I bought the yarn and couldn't find my receipt (I bought the yarn in September/October, but I decided to go back to Michaels to see if I could find the right yarn. No luck. Then Kathy and I headed to Wal-Mart. No luck there either.
When I got home, I found my receipt and the next morning called Michaels and told them I didn't understand because looking at the receipt it was apparent that all of the yarn was the same. Not only is it not the same color, it is not the same yarn. A different weight, a different look. Well, when I got there they couldn't explain it, and they didn't have anything close. So I headed to the other Michael's and bought yarn that was close, but not close enough so I had to start all over again. I am happy with the way it is looking. I'm very happy to report that I've almost gotten to the same spot I was in the other blanket when I recognized my mistake.
The other thing I realized was I wasn't doing the picots correctly, so I guess it was a good thing. I think the picots are very cute.
Now it looks like it should and I love it.
- Always save the labels for your yarn--even after you finish a skein.
- Always crochet with light--especially when you start a new skein.
- Save your receipts and keep it handy so you know where you bought your yarn.
I just hope this sweet little girl likes her blanket.
SIDENOTE #1: When my cute little DIL, Daph, sent me this pic the other day I was shocked. I thought, "How in the world is this little girl standing up already?" Well, obviously, she isn't. I can't wait to see her in a week. In fact, it will be wonderful to see her whole family and then fly on to Texas to see some of my other cute grandkids.
SIDENOTE #2: My challenges are going well. I love the one challenge I'm involved in that has a particular relationship challenge. I'm working very hard to improve some of my relationships--sure hope it helps. (And not just so I can get the points ; ) Speaking of which--the other day when a couple of my friends took me to lunch, I sent them an e-mail thanking them and said, "I was going to write you a handwritten note, but there wasn't anything in my challenges where I could earn a point, so I'm just e-mailing you." Since they have been involved in the challenges, too, they got a good laugh out of it ; )