Who said “coincidences are to be expected, but any one of them must always be mistrusted”? I do not remember but that is exactly what came to my mind the other day and I will tell you why:
Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit about a baby blanket. It had to be crocheted, unusual but useful, and for boys and girls likewise. Finally, I decided on flowers in blue, cream, and beige. Not because I wanted it to be made of these colors but because there was no alternative. I had accepted an order to knit for Woolspire and those were the only colors of Drops’ Bomull-Lin available in their online store at the time (there is a fourth color now).
Be that as it may, I started crocheting and frogging until I finally knew how I wanted the blanket to look like. Within no time it was half way done:
Trust me – I was dumstruck! (to say the least). And I have not crocheted a single flower ever since.
The good thing about it? I discovered Kara‘s beautiful homepage Petals to Picots, that I had not read before. Only to find out, she designed her blanket back in 2013 – that is: two years ahead of me. Wow! I wish I had known her blog back in 2013.
However, from now on I will follow her, that’s for sure! And next time I design I will do extensive online research before starting with the first stitch …
In the meantime, I will have to let the whole design incident sink in for a while, sleep on it. And then maybe one day, I will finish my blanket. Unusual but useful, and for boys and girls likewise.