|rounds and rounds of double crochet|
It took me forever to do this blanket! I am not completely happy with the finished project because I noticed a mistake made too early to change it. I am hoping it will please my eleven-year-old niece anyway.
Then I began my next project which went faster. Much much faster. I completed this in two weeks!! I promised a blanket to Cynthia's daughter Olivia for her high school graduation and wanted it done before she moved on campus. Well, I was a week late, but she is now the owner of the "crayon blanket". What color blanket do you give an artist? Olivia had four colors that she recommended and I found those, but for some reason, it just needed more color. So I explored my "stash" (aka, my personal store) and added more colors.
Here it is:
I played with stitches so that each color change was a stitch change too. It is not ROYGBIV (for all the artists out there), but it is a variation of each color without being in rainbow order.
Waldo got into the middle of things while I was photographing the blanket. (I did wash it before delivering it.)
Olivia, I really hope you like it! Have a wonderful college experience! Become that fine tuned artist you hope to become. You are so very talented already it should be a piece of cake, right?
My next projects will be a plethora of baby things. I know two women having babies this winter and one that had hers over the summer. And a one year old that I want to make something special to wear. I am planning to make two blankets for 6 month old and 4 year old boys. I am also involved in sewing handbags and other things getting ready for some fall craft shows (and hoping for a little cash to fee my yarn habit :o) And then there are all those squares we are still sewing together for our church's stitches group to donate.
Peace to you all!