Interrupting Regularly Scheduled Crafting…

…for a baby! Not my baby, thank goodness, as I’m not ready for that right now. It’s my cousin’s baby! A healthy little boy who’s as cute as all get out.

I love making things for people, but for some reason I’ve been behind on making blankets for all three of my cousins who’ve had kids so far. The first two got quilts, but I decided that while there’s a difference between a quilt and a crocheted blanket, they’re both perfectly appropriate gifts and crocheting this one would mean that I actually get it to her before the baby’s even a month old. I think that’s fair.

So I bought a lovely bright Turquoise “Pound of Love,” which happens to have a fast & pretty baby blanket pattern on the back.

Here’s a picture of how it’s looking so far. I’ve been working on it when I can for about a week and I’m nearly halfway done. Then there’s a little hood to top it off.

(it’s a little washed-out, the yarn is quite bright.)

Unfortunately, I’ve had to put off my Firefly cross-stitch work for now. And I’m only half-heartedly working on my pattern for a crocheted grue (I need to get eyes for it too). I’ll post a pic of then when I’m done & then get back to the fun/nerdier stuff. At least I like my cousin & the baby’s cute, so I’m excited about the project. :)


  1. I love the color!! I really wish I knew how to do stuff like this.
    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..Stuff I Love =-.

  2. Amy says:

    I love the color too! Part of me wants to learn to crochet better (all I can do is a single stitch and I use it mostly for jewelry), but I’m mostly happy to drool over and buy things other people have made. Lucky baby!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..The Hero Initiative & Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab =-.

  3. Ruth says:

    The crocheting that I do isn’t the really complicated stuff (I have one friend who makes crazy-awesome things, but I haven’t put that kind of energy into it). I know 3 or 4 stitches and just work with that. The one thing it took was time and practice once I got it figured out. Then a good pattern memory helps me with projects.

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