Saturday, January 31, 2009
I am inordinately pleased with this project. The yarn has been in my stash for a while. While I loved the colors, I could not envision wearing this yarn. So, earlier this month, I remembered it while showing some new friends my stash and suddenly, it clicked--baby blanket! I was not sure how big could make the blanket, but wanted to go as big as possible and not have any yarn left over. So, I just cast on two stitches, increased every row until the ball weighed half of its original weight. Then I decreased every row until I was back to two stitches. I have the tiniest bit left. Then I crocheted the edging with the brown until it was gone. I have one yard of that left. It turned out very soft. I imagine some baby will love the feel around the edges. I love the colors. Pure fun and the yarn is now gone!
PS. I couldn't resist putting in a bunch of the fun pictures that Noah took of this!
So, here they are. They used up about 30 grams of yarn, not sure how many yards. I would have to say that I hope to be done with this pattern for now. Don't get me wrong, it is a great pattern, but three times on any pattern is more than enough for my tastes : ). Hope they keep the boy warm and happy!
So, we have a new family member. My sister-in-law and her husband had a baby earlier this month. As he is their first and they have been given so many baby things, I was delighted to receive a request for a new fangled nursing cover. (Even 12 years ago, when my youngest was born, I had never seen such a thing.) After googling around the internet, a trip to the fabric store and a couple of hours, I had a gift for her. It was wonderfully easy and well received!