And just like that, it is finished. The goal reached and there is exhilaration, but also a vacuum. I tend to feel a little lost after finishing a big goal. I was like that when I ran. I’d finish my goal race, generally a half-marathon, and for a couple of weeks after wander around a little lost and low.
I love the challenge of working on larger projects. The Ubuntu Blanket was a 12 week Crochet-A-Long by the talented Dedri Uys from the blog Look at What I Made designed in collaboration with Scheepjes. I did the small blanket which was worked in Cotton 8. The videos which go along with the Ubuntu Cal, made by Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell, were excellent. Watching the videos made it easy to follow the pattern, which was well written.
I have avoided Mystery Knit-a-long and CALs after a not so successful one a few years ago, when the resultant project wasn’t to my taste. I had the same experience with mystery yarn club purchases, opening the parcels to find I don’t like the yarn. Fortunately I found someone to gift the yarn too. Maybe I am overly picky. I prefer these days to know what I’m buying.
I really enjoyed the Ubuntu as I knew from the outset what I would be making. The Cotton 8 is lovely to touch. I did find it splitty to work and if I had had another brand hook in the 2.25mm I used to get gauge I would have tired that..
My Ubuntu will be in the shop for awhile before making it’s way home. At present I am out of kits. If you do want one let me know and I will order one in for you.
My WIP (work in progress) pile is huge and if coming into the shop, you may find a few half worked socks littering the shelves. I justify their unfinished state by claiming I need samples.
I’ve had a lovely quiet Christmas spent with my family and I’m back into the shop tomorrow. I’m looking forward to my reduced hours in the shop in January. I should be writing more blog posts, sharing my new adventures in the dye kitchen, which is now back home in Jamestown.