Yes, after weeks of dogged concentration, determination and complete pleasure I’ve finished the Gala Blanket.
There were times when I wondered why on earth I’d undertaken this task . . . the fear that I wouldn’t be able to create 36 different squares that all looked good in the grey-scale colour scheme was probably the most daunting concern.
The other major concern was whether it would be big enough to be of any use to anyone. Laying the finished blanket out on my bed, and I feel that it’s just the right size to throw over yourself if you’re a bit chilly.
And the other concern that ran through my head with every stitch I made was, what will I do with the border. Well, Kate from Greedy for Colour came to the rescue last week. It’s an amazing book, and I’m going to order a copy next week because it’s fabulous. But it’s so fabulous I don’t want to loose it in this post, so next week I promise.
So, nearly 60 hours of crochet and the project is complete. This has to be the most rewarding thing I’ve made to date. I can’t quite work out why, but I think so much of me went into it, into creating individual squares, the research into other people’s work to gather inspiration (or see if I could figure out how they’d made something), and the love I tried to put into each square. It’s going to be difficult to let it go.