While I enjoy challenges and variety in my crochet projects my all time favourite projects are baby blankets. No matter how straight forward of a design they always feel special.
I was happy to create this blanket for a lady at work who is eagerly expecting her a sister for her son. Having lots of blue and neutral blankets already, she asked for a pink and white blanket. She was thrilled when I gave it to her last week.
If she wasn’t due soon I wouldn’t have given it to her. I was that tempted to either undo the whole thing or make a new one. As I was taking photos so I could share my work I saw IT.
Arrrr I must have used a different hook when I started this blanket. That’s all I can see every time I look now. #creativepeopleproblems
I’ve had several friends tell me that I should sell some of the things I make. So I’ve made three baby blankets and I’m working on some Christmas gifts / scarves.
Now I just have to get up the nerve to put my blankets out there for sale. I’m not sure if I’m more scared that no one will want them or that if someone will buy and like them.
I started a blog with the name I want to use. I’ve read blog posts, magazine articals and “how to tips”.
Here’s a peek.
Edit: I did it!! Here’s my post on my other crochet / craft blog, Ailanthus Knots.
This is my first summer with no bigger projects. I started with projects because of the many hours I used to spend sitting and watching / waiting for my kids. It used to be 2 to 3 hours at swim lessons 5 days a week plus 2 to 3 hours of baseball 4 / 5 nights a week plus trips to the pool with their cousins for several hours every couple of days. I had A LOT of time to work on projects.
Now my babies are more grown up. Swim lessons are done, baseball is down to just a couple nights a week (and being score keeper my hands are busy), my oldest has a job and they don’t need Mom to be at the pool any more.
So far this summer I’ve made a baby blanket to get ahead of things. Last fall/winter that’s all I did!
I made a few scarves, one for daughter and one for Christmas gifts.
I have a baby blanket the I started for someone at work but she’s left that job. I think I’ll finish the body and leave the trim. The sunshine yellow and elephant grey is trendy. I’ll personalize it when I have someone specific to give it to.
I tried to make a shawl but had a very difficult time following the pattern. I gave up on the pattern and free formed it. Did NOT like that. So I just made a lap blanket.
I also got a wonderful bag of possibilities! I’ll save that for another post.