Yesterday I finally finished the blanket my husband asked for last week. It started out a huge granny square and along the way he decided he wanted a rectangle (half way through the project I might add…) So I had to change gears and figure out how I was going to do that. I ended up adding on to two opposite ends, and once I got to a good length I bordered the whole thing. I will post a pattern soon. But in the mean time here is a picture of the finished project.
I do have to make a comment on yarn. I love anything that I can make something out of, and because of our current budget I am usually bound to the good ole’ Red Heart, which is just enough to scratch my itch. While Red Heart does save money sometimes I yearn for something a bit softer, and yes I know they have a Soft line, unfortunately my tiny town doesn’t carry that in our local Wally World. For this particular blanket I thought it was to stiff, scratchy and just plain blah, but after finishing it, my DH told me how warm it was and how much he appreciated that since the weather is starting to change down here in the South. I’m happy with it, but one day I hope to get my paws on something better. Until then… Have a wonderful day!
So, lately I have been working on a blanket which I have named our “Two-E” blanket, after a dear friend who sold me some of her stash because of her upcoming move. Needless to say I was more than happy to help her 😉 So far it’s coming along well. The pattern is from The Green Dragonfly’s site. The process is unrelenting at times, and with booger (my son, no his real name isn’t booger…) pulling it away to drag it with him everywhere, it is turning out to take much longer than I expected. I decided that instead of all different colors to stick with three colors, and each time I add another row, I’m glad I have done it. This picture is from a few days ago, and since then my “Tow-E” blanket is now Six rows of Eight squares (half way done!)…
As you can see she is still a work in progress…
Also in my basket of “honey we need more big blankets in the house” I have been working on A camo blanket just for my hubby. For this blanket I decided to just go with the big granny square, and though it won’t be a baby blanket, I’m thinking my other half will appreciate the titanic size this blanket will end up being by being able to fully wrap him-self up like a burrito.
As you might be able to tell I have a bad case of the “can’t stay on this project because I just found something so much more awesome.” I’m hoping by posting what I’m working on it will bring me back down to earth, and give me a reason to finish everything I am working on. Let’s just hope that will work! Until next time 🙂
Let me start by saying hi! My name is Kami, I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember, started with sewing, moved on to scrap booking, then to knitting, now I’m at crocheting. I’m a wife and a mommy… And when I have spare time I craft. I hope you guys enjoy my work and join me in this “adventure”! Have an awesome day.