In January I started crocheting.
I have always been very good at falling asleep during lectures, and the UNIS-lectures on Svalbard were no exception. I used to knit a lot, but for some reason I stopped. Probably because I was no good at it, and most of what I made didn't look very nice. Crocheting I found, was much easier. And faster. So I started making granny squares back in January, so as to not fall asleep during lectures (the lecture topics can be very interesting, but that doesn't stop me from falling asleep, I need to keep my hands busy).
In June, when I left Svalbard, I had finished all the squares, 216 in total. During the summer I have done the tedious work of sowing all the squares together, and a couple of weeks ago I actually finished my monster project, the Svalbard blanket. Hurray!
It's all in wool, and I have tried it out (it's been a cold summer) and I can tell you that it is absolutely lovely to sit under and drink a cup of tea. And I drink a lot of tea these days, with ginger and honey, 'cause I have a cold. Fuck.
What's the biggest thing you've ever made?