Have you ever noticed that blogging about your favorite hobby pretty much resembles a Triathlon?
First, you have to do the actual thing (in our case: crochet something)
Second, you have to take the pictures and edit them (nobody wants to follow a blog, when somebody always just describes what they're crocheting, instead of showing it)
And third, you have to blog about it and share your creations with your readers.
Well, right now I have no problems with the first discipline: since I've got my crochet-mojo back I've been more productive then ever. Recently I've started a new project with the good ol' Granny Squares.
Actually, making another Granny Square blanket wasn't on top of my to-do-list (and not even somewhere near the Top 10), but it rather happened by coincidence: I was un-doing another baby blanket that I had started last winter. It had been almost finished back then, but it had started to curl on the edges, and this bothered me so much, that I just couldn't find the mood to finish it. It was a stripey kind of thing, so the strands of yarn weren't that long, and I had two options: throw it all away, or use the strands for small things, and so I made lots of traditional 2-rounds Granny Squares.
I've made 121 squares in total, using six different colors. Then I started to join them with a continuous join-as-you-go method.
So, this was my Granny WIP. When I look over to my yarn-boxes, I also see
- a finished baby blanket
- two half-finished baby blankets
- two pair of potholder-dresses
- and several new Mandalas
"Where is the stuff?", I hear you say, "why don't you show us?" - and this brings me back to my starting point, and the second discipline of the Triathlon: the picture-taking. Somehow I'm seldom really satisfied with the quality of my pictures, that's why I always shy away from this. But I'll work on this, promise! (And I'm okay with the quality of today's pictures, I had great lighting conditions on the day I took them)
The last part of the Triathlon (the actual blogging) is easy again, and that's why we're here today :)
Let me know your thoughts on this: which part of the Blogging-Triathlon do you enjoy the most / the least?