My little Phinney saw me making blankets for all of his older siblings and started asking me when I was going to make one for him. I hadn't necessarily planned on starting another so soon after finishing Ibby's, but he was so earnest that how could I refuse? He really likes rainbows, so I chose to do this one from The Purl Bee. They sell a kit, but it was $1 million, or $780 to be exact. Either way, prohibitive. So I set out to find 42 colors of yarn -- not merino wool, not hand-dyed -- being different colors was pretty much my only requirement. I soon found that this project was not achievable using only local sources so I carefully perused the colors available at the Wool Warehouse in the U.K. and hoped for the pixellated, internet funny colored, best. I ordered everything on Dec. 23 and I can't remember exactly when the very large parcel arrived, but as soon as it did I got right down to business. It is actually a bit embarrassing that I was able to finish the whole thing in about a month -- I truly did manage to make dinner most nights and keep up with laundry! I just tried to have it on hand to work on some squares wherever I may be -- except church. I still refuse to crochet there, even though I am just sitting there... hmmm. Maybe someday. I get so impatient when I'm working on things -- I just want to finish as quickly as possible! I refuse to comment on the number of korean dramas consumed during this time. ::rainbow in embryo
I am the mother of six delightful children. I teach natural childbirth and yoga classes, cook, clean, read, draw, write, travel, garden, homeschool, crochet, talk a lot, taxi around town, and am generally striving to become practically perfect in every way.