So, I think I’ve reached maybe a 1/4th of the Kalevala blanket. I consider that a success 😀 I’m not usually the person with big projects, I prefer smaller ones that I can complete faster. They say there are two types of crafters – or crocheters, in this case – one that really enjoys the process and then there’s the type that focuses more on the results. I think most crocheters are both types mixed in together, but maybe gravitate to one side more than the other. I definitely enjoy finishing the products, that’s one of my favourite things. Don’t get me wrong, I love the process as well, but I don’t usually leave my projects unfinished.
My mom is actually more the first type, she just loves to create for the sake of creating. Let me tell you, I can’t even count all the projects she has going on, some of which I doubt will ever be finished. But the important thing is – she has fun.
Now back to the Kalevala project – I can’t say it’s an easy one! Some of the granny squares were definitely a little bit more challenging for me. But it’s also the great thing about it – you get to learn new stitches! In my case, there were some stitches, that I never did before, like the X and Y stitch. I also never used that much back post- front post stitches before. I use the written instructions, but there were some cases, when I had to look at the video tutorial to perform a specific step. I do like how the project is done, the instructions are carefully written and include details that are sometimes skipped over in other patterns. I would welcome a graphic chart as that’s my favourite type of instructions, but hey – you can’t have everything, right?!