“Bétaille Blanket” / “Springtime Throw”

maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-03There’s a reason why I’ve waited this long to pick up my “Bétaille Blanket” – aka “Springtime Throw” by Nicky Trench.
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-05Oh, I definitely have no problem in still seeing the beauty of this project, but really….. what was I thinking? Almost 500 tiny squares, three colors per square …… sooooo many ends to sew in??
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-01But hey, it’s an old wip, I’ve put it on the “wips to finish”-list, and so last Sunday I mustered up enough courage to “attack” this long overdue project.
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-09As it turned out, quite some work had already been done.
I think there were some 300 squares sitting in the “Bétaille Blanket”-box, waiting to get their 3rd round, then I found a bag that had about 100 white squares that only needed their ends sewn in and last but not least there was a bag holding circa 125 tiny colored squares patiently waiting for rounds 2 and 3. And, bonus: some were already finished!
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-08Feeling the need to work on this project in a methodical way, I put all the squares with the same colored centers in a plastic bag.
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-04Only to come to the conclusion that I needed more of the blue and dark pink ones, in order to have at least 50 of each color.
For reasons I don’t remember I turned up with way more purple and soft mint ones …… oh well.
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-06All together I now have approximately 550 tiny squares and that should be more than enough to make a decent sized baby/lap blanket.

Yesterday I could start on the last round, a colorful one again – and I’m happy to report the pleasure of crocheting this blanket has returned 100%!
maRRose - CCC --- Bétaille Blanket-02Apart from prepping two “Rustic Lace Squares”, this is the only wip I worked on this past week, and – given the amount of work yet to be done –  I’m assuming that will be the case for the week to come as well ….
maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-11Wishing you all a relaxed weekend!
Marianne xx