MARCH 2011

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Distraction


This blanket is what I was completely obsessed with finishing and caused my lapse in writing. I wanted to wait to post about it until I knew my friend received it. So, here is the story behind the whole thing....

One of my bestest friends is expecting her first baby, a little girl, anytime now and I wanted to make something for her. Initially I wanted to cross stitch a baby sampler but I was having a really hard time finding something that would match the nursery which is pink and a brown animal print of some kind. While looking for a cross stitch kit I found this yarn...


I decided that I would learn how to crochet and make a baby blanket! That wouldn't be too hard, right? Well, the first night I tried I could not for the life of me figure it out. After a temper tantrum and calling my mom to complain about the fact that I couldn't figure it out, I decided to give it one more try and I figured it out! Well, I only figured out how to single crochet but I figured that would be fine. Here is a close up of the single crochet...


I started out with 300 stitches, which I thought would be a good length. I wasn't using a pattern or anything, I was just going to make a small baby blanket with the Neopolitan yarn. Well, I soon figured out that it was really really long and an entire blanket of that same colored yarn would be boring. So, I decided to make stripes with the solid colors...


Needless to say the blanket turned into an adult size..it was actually perfect size for my hubby whom is 6 foot 2! Oh well, the little one will grow into it!


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5 comments:

HoneyScrap said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! I can barely crochet...so I am in awe of people that can create such great designs:)

Lindalou said...

You just taught yourself how to crochet and then made this beautiful blanket? Wow is all I can say. This is so beautiful. Good decision on changing it up the yarn. I love the strips.

I'm still just dumbfounded.

Years ago, while pregnant with Mikey, I had the urge to see if I could remember how to knit. I did remember, but all I ever made was a three strip rectangle. The edges were all in and out as I accidentally dropped and added stitches. Basically, a mess. So you can see why I am so in awe.

KellyS said...

Ha! I promise my edges weren't so perfect either! I kind of just tried to even it out with an edge stitch, but I figured it's for a baby, she'll never know the difference! Thanks though. It was a huge undertaking and I literally spent all of my free time on it. Love you!

kimberbee said...

Awesome job Kelly! A friend tried to teach me and I couldn't get the hang of it. I'm so proud of you! Looks beautiful!

teamh2010 said...

We LOVE this blanket, Kel! Kathleen is lucky to have such a talented auntie!! Love you guys!!