Thursday, September 1, 2011

The "Fit Blanket" Beginnings

 The Daisy Square Blanket in its Inception
IMHO there's no better time to start a new "concept" than the first day of the month.
I love the first day of the month;
always feels like an opportunity for a new beginning.
So this project brings with it a new fitness idea.
I get so excited about a new project I want to work on it all the time.
So my rule for this project: I will allow myself to work on it as long
 as I have engaged in 45 minutes of cardio that day,
 or I can work on it whilst riding the recumbent exercise bike.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it!
(If I put it in writing on a public blog then I will be accountable, right?)
Hereinafter, this blanket will be referred to as the "Fit Blanket".

I am thinking about connecting the squares with a single crochet in white.
Not sure about the color pattern, yet...stripes, random, diagonal, etc.
My Rose Valley is where you can find a fantastic tutorial for this pattern.

Have a Delightful Day!!!


  1. Good luck with the cardio! I'm the same way when I start a new project. I just want to sit, watch TV, and crochet!

  2. What type of paint did you use for the painted rug? I would love to try that.

  3. Here she goes again! Fantastic. Curious to see how it turns out.

  4. Oh yes, crochet and TV is very nice together. I am a huge fan!

    The paint is leftover acrylic interior house paint with 4 coats of a waterbased varathane concrete sealer mixed with some silicone sand so it won't be so slippery. The key - lots of time after the last coat for furniture placement and foot traffic, at least one week.

  5. Annette - you are the inspiration! This project could take a while with the rules I've placed on myself. ;-)

  6. Amazing...again. When I saw the first post re: the new patio blanket, I knew it wouldn't be long till I saw more and at the rate you go, probably the whole thing in no time. Remember...the faster you pedal, the faster the crochet hook goes. Good luck.

  7. Awwwww...thanks K. I wish you were pedaling and crocheting along side me. :-)

  8. Sport et crochet ?
    Yes, why not !! I never tried :) I'm like Charlotte : television and crochet !!!!
    Have a good day :)

  9. Ha, ha...I think I have been doing too much of the television and crochet; hence, the need for the "rules." "Dancing with the Stars" starts soon and I do like that show...too bad I can't dance and crochet at the same time. ;-)

  10. Great blocks! I would go for random :-)

  11. Wow. Great idea to ration crocheting time according to exercise time. I'm afraid I substitute crochet time FOR exercise time. I admire your self-restraint.

    The design process is almost more fun than the execution. I would waste - I mean spend - lots of time deciding on motif arrangement and have all kinds of fun doing it. :)