Any crocheter/knitter reading this post will be able to understand my pain when I say “ends”. Well I don’t normally just says “ends” it’s preceded by an adjective but for now let’s just say that it’s those “darn ends!” I ALWAYS start off with good intentions. I ALWAYS tell myself that I’m going to deal with the ends as I go along. I ALWAYS end up leaving them until the end! The problem with this approach is that it often delays the blanket being finished. Take my daughter’s blankets for example – I made 3 before she was born however I only completed 1 before she was born. She’s now 6 weeks old…eeek!
So I decided that today had to be the day…the day I tackled those “darn ends!” One blanket was a white waffle blanket for her carseat and the other was a ‘scrap’ cot-sized blanket. I’d surprisingly been good and actually dealt with some of the ends in the cot blanket as I went along, only some though as I gave up on my good intentions about 1/3 of the way through! In the end, there weren’t that as many ends to deal with as I’d thought and I got into the rhythm of it so much so that I even tackled the ends on my elder daughter’s doll’s blanket…go me!
However, I still haven’t learnt my lesson; my latest ‘scrap’ blanket (the v-stitch top one below) the has more ends to sew in than I’d care to mention! Wish me luck!