I Did It!

And by it, I mean I made a baby gift that wasn’t a crocheted afghan. A blanket yes, but not an afghan. Nope, this time I tried my hand at a quilt. A quick cozy little blanket for a soon to be little boy. It has a few kinks (it was my first quilt after all), but I am pretty ok with how it turned out. If I ever make another quilt, there are definitely a few tools I will invest in (rotary mat), but this time it went ok with the basics I already owned.

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Hopefully it provides many a night of good snuggles!

Happy Tuesday!

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Baby Afghan…. again

I made another baby afghan. Shocking I know. This one was started about 4 months ago, and I finished it just in time! My boss and her husband have been going through the adoption process, and they finally got their sweet little miss about a week ago. I finished the afghan only a few days before they found out. Good timing indeed!

Being as we are both textile designers, I selected this particular crochet pattern because it resembles a woven basketweave exactly. I didn’t use an exact pattern, as I did with other baby blankets, but used a youtube video instead. Find the video here. I used this video to understand the basics of the stitch, and then came up with the dimensions I wanted the blanket to meet. Once I finished the body of the blanket, I completed it by doing a bobble stitch around the edge.

I was pretty pleased with the end result, considering it was my first time not using a pattern. Take a gander!

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I used the Bernat softie yarn, in a light variegated blue. Yes, I used blue for a girl. I cannot stand gender stereotyping colors, so I just picked a nice snuggly yarn. I hope she likes it. Happy Tuesday!

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Baby Gifts for a Baby Shower

I helped throw a baby shower for a dear friend this last Saturday. This particular friend has been the recipient of many a homemade gift from me. I made her bridal shower gift, her wedding gift, and now a gift for her first baby. I guess she’s just lucky ;)…. to get all my experiments. This time I used another pattern from my Terry Kimbrough book and Bernat Softee Yarn again. I must admit, all the patterns in this book are simply lovely, and I’ve already picked out the next one I want to make for some lucky recipient.

You can see the first blanket I made from this book here:

https://justplainshenanigans.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/baby-blanket-makin/

Take a gander. Thoughts?

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This patterns was definitely trickier than the first I tackled, but I liked the lacy edging effect that it had.

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All wrapped up and ready to go! I never have bows or ribbon, so I use extra yarn to make pom pom bows.

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Dear A and I with the gifty. She looks great, and only has a few weeks left to go. I can’t wait to meet her little!

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Happy Tuesday Y’all!

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