I had a few goals this past weekend, finish the dreaded pressure washing, and finish this adorable baby blanket. I achieved both of them. My screens and pavers on my back pool area are sparkling and this baby blanket is done. A good weekend I'd say.
Of course I chose to take pictures on a dreary rainy morning but I just couldn't wait. The way my week is lining up this might be my only allotted time to post about it.
This is another version of the The Crazy Granny Square by Melinda Miller. The blanket measures 41 x 41 inches, with just a dc border. I did not want anything fancy, just a simple border to go with the basic pattern of the granny square.
I used Kraemer Yarns Tatamy in Baby Powder and Playtime to make this blanket. It is for my husbands nephew and his wife who are expecting their first baby. 1,500 yards were used to make this, 375 yards of the white or baby powder, and 1,125 of the playtime or green. The white yarn was left over from the African Flower Baby Blanket I made ages ago, and the green was bought 3 years ago to make a sweater, a sweater involving a ton of short rows, I should have known better. I think this yarn was waiting for this baby to come along all this time. We don't know the sex yet, and won't until this sweet little one is born so I went with gender neutral. I used a size H hook. Seems like a lot of yarn for a baby blanket but crochet is a yarn suck isn't it?
I started this blanket on March 4 and finished it up yesterday. It is amazing how fast you can get something done when you are monogamous. I am monogamous in everything in life but playing with yarn, I usually have several projects on the go at once.
This small horse or big pony was a gift from my next door neighbor for Little Buddy. It was hers when she was younger. She is all of 14 now and is much too old for it, he loves it.
Thank you for your very honest and sometimes very funny responses to my last post. I think we all try to see the good in life and post about it. But a reality check every now and again keeps us honest. I have a thing about social media, which is one of the reasons I try to steer clear of it. It presents us with an unrealistic picture of life of our friends, and sometimes family, they post a picture perfect moment and then we think about our own life and it somehow falls short. Some blogs do that too and I am not judging them, I like beautiful projects and gorgeous flowers myself. But I think I need to show the beautiful, the staged photos and sometimes the real ones, too. Life isn't always picture perfect, it is not meant to be, sometimes it is just plain ole life.
Have a great week.