Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Bed

Last night I decided to go purchase yarn at Walmart for a small project that I wanted to re-create. I even got the brainstorm to ask my husband if he wanted to come along for the ride. Wrong time to have a brainstorm like that. You see, I have always wanted to do something for our bed and he has always wanted me to do something as well. Our idea is that whatever it is, it will be an awe inspiring piece of work. The bed itself is massive; it is a 7' CA-King Square Canopy and the only problem I have is that whatever I do, it will need to be just as massive. Here lies the task at hand. You see my dearly beloved husband met me in the yarn section, takes a look at some books on the bottom shelf and his eye catches a book for an afghan sampler. OK, I know you have got to have your mouth open right now. Yes, he decides that we, WE should take on this project. (NOTE: He does not know how to crochet and at this writing is attempting to learn so that he can help.) How hard can it be. I told him, not hard but time consuming since we don't even know how wide we really want this afghan to be. So we check out the final measurements of the given piece (59" x 75") and I immediately conclude that this size will probably just fit the top of the mattress. We decide on colors and the final purchase was at least $80. As of this morning, we have not taken the final measurements of the bed and I still have my hopes that I will need to double the amount of squares needed. This is a lesson for all fellow crocheters, don't take your husband yarn shopping. You never know what he will get you HOOKED into. I am so hooked I can't even wiggle out of this one. This post will continue until the last stitch is stitched. Friday, 9/7/08


JennyStewart said...

Good luck with your project! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

TurquoizBlue said...

Girl, I'm scare of your hubby! LOL

You have a big project ahead thanks to him.

mimisatin said...

Girl, I am scared too. Wondering if my hand will be able to withstand the pressure. I hope to be able to post pictures soon.