As always it starts with yarn.
It seems I have always been quite the craft hoarder :) I think it is a common affliction among many...
In 2005 I purchase a Debbie Abrahams book with gorgeous Afghan patterns. I can even remember purchasing the recommended Rowan yarn which was absolutely stunning. I had great plans for said yarn, but it appears that it was doomed to fail. The yarn was discontinued in a few of the colours I had been using which made the colours a bit 'off' from that point onwards it became a chore, so it sat in my huge 'to-do' pile.
I am thankful for Flickr as I found a shot of the original project <3
I taught myself to crochet in 2009 and decided to upcycle the yarn I brought to make a granny square blaket in 2010 I was really keen and made a fair few granny squares. I ripped my original creations out and kept on going.
I guess other things got in the way as the squares have been sitting in a box in my craft room for some time.
Mark was commenting on the amount of 'stuff; in my craft room and I just suddenly decided to finish the blanket, with one proviso - no new purchases. I have been joining the squares and I am really excited with how it is looking.
I just love the colours - it really does remind me of sweets.
It won't be a huge blanket like I had originally intended - probably more like a baby size :) I hope it gets put to good use one day.