7.01.2009

Weekend Crocheting

I get asked all the time what I am crocheting for CJ. And my immediate response is NOTHING. Na da. Zippo. Zero. I am way too superstitious to allow too many baby gifts in the house, let alone crochet her something yet.

Luckily, cousins on both of our sides are having babies and I get to work out my baby crochet fix that way. This weekend was my cousin, Rebecca's*, shower. (yes the same cousin that helps me crochet.) And I wanted to make something special for her.

Our grandmother always made every baby a granny square blanket, so I knew I wanted to honor her by doing something along the same lines. Here's a shot of the baby blanket she made me when I was a baby. I also knew I wanted to use a mix of yarn from my stash, grandma's stash, and Rebecca's stash. (purely so that it can be said "that a village made this blankie for you peanut") I was asked at the party how long it took me to make it and I stalled a bit. Mainly because I didn't crochet those blocks this year. Actually I crocheted them 4 years ago for a different WIP, and stole them for the blanket (knowing that I would never finish that other WIP). So actually I only crocheted the blocks together and added the border this time, and I did that in the car trip. Here's a more Detail shot of the blanket. I think it turned out pretty well for being a hodge-podge of sorts. Hopefully baby will like it too!

*What makes it super special is that we are actually due only about 2 weeks apart. So besides getting to share our love of crocheting, we'll be new mom's at the same time too!

7 comments:

Kiba said...

It's a beautiful afghan, Robyn.

Fruitful Fusion said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are great and I love the that they're not typical baby colours! A wonderful combination of squares and textures!

April Creates said...

So Beautiful! I would love to have the pattern!

Tiffanie said...

I'm so excited to follow your blog! I love crocheting! My mother in law taught me while my hubby was deployed in 2006 & I've been crazy about it ever since! I'm starting to learn new stuff more than just a basic double crochet & I love it!!!

My Little Corner said...

Perfection!
It's gorgeous!

ck said...

hi, i'm a total ameteur. How do you get the fan stitches in perfect rows between the blocks. Are the fan blocks done individually as well then just stitched in like the others? Thanks. I love the stitch variation in this blanket. :D

Chloe said...

Okay, first of all, that blanket is fantastic. Second of all, I guess I am really behind on blogs and flickr because I didn't know you were pregnant!!

Belated congratulations and if you ever fancy chatting about being a new mom, you know where to find me!