My knitting goal for this summer has been to complete as many UFOs (Unfinished Objects) as possible. I was making great strides finishing those very slow going swatch blankets that have been on my queue for many years. After finishing the purple blanket and the I Heart Blanket I was down to a mere five projects. I was ecstatic. The end was in sight. Except I couldn't quite get the knitting mojo to finish any of the projects.
This black, gray and white swatch blanket really had me at a standstill. It was boring. It had no life. It's been in my queue for ELEVEN years! As I was working on the lovely pastel swatches for the I HEART blanket, I kept thinking about making a hand knit modern quilt using these swatches. So I took all these swatches and broke them apart into white, gray and black piles. And I quickly cast on for some pastel variations of nine patches.
I'm much happier with this modern variation. I even designed about a dozen more modern hand knit quilts in white, gray and black backgrounds.
So instead of having just 5 projects left in my queue... this new shake up of this gray, black and white blanket has added FOUR new projects to finish up. Hahaha! That's OK. The extra design work will be worth the extra effort!