Mom was admiring my pile of blocks today for the Babette Blanket. I'm nearly done with the six-round squares and then I can move on to the final eleven squares.
Mom then asked me how big it will be. So I grabbed the pattern and rattled off 43" wide by 40" long. We decided that was a nice size.
But then I started looking at the pattern a bit more. To be honest, as soon as I had it memorized I set it aside and just held onto the page that says what color sequence to work the blocks in.
Had I paid closer attention, I would have noticed that Koigu yarn (the suggested yarn) uses a 3.5mm crochet hook. Vanna White yarn (that I am using) uses a 6mm hook.
Ummm....I apparently was focused more on the finished product then paying attention to silly things like the size of the yarn used to make the thing.
I am crocheting the King Kong version of the Babette Blanket.
I have a few options. Help me pick one:
1) Stop now and put together what I have done. This however, reduces the charm of the pattern since all the various square sizes adds visual interest.
2) Keep going, finish all the squares and drop-kick logic to the side and just put them all together. We're looking at something around an 80" square. I am 5'2". Mom is 4'11". Dooley is barely 1' high. There is no one in this house sufficiently tall enough to benefit from something that large.
3) Again, keep going and finish them all and make two blankets. Or one blanket plus pillow shams. Or one blanket and thirty scarves. Or one blanket and enough coasters to use at a bar on a friday night.
Which would you do?
I'm digging this thing, just don't need one that is big enough to use as an area rug in the living room.
I made an oops-y.