Monday, February 8, 2010

granny square baby blanket

Since I stared crocheting, I decided to start making baby blankets for all my relatives who had babies... that was when my cousin's wife, Andrea was pregnant with now 2-month-old Natalie. Then I found out my cousin Alex was pregnant with her first, my sister-in-law Anne was pregnant, and my sister Shannon was also pregnant... and they're all due within about a month of each other. In fact, I think Alex is now full term and just trying to keep the baby inside until the snowstorms in the mid-Atlantic are over.

I have to say that my favorite blanket of the three is the one that I did for Shannon's baby girl, Win.

It's made of 49 granny squares rimmed in two rows of white single crochet, with more single crochet around the entire blanet, and a lacy green edging that I made up.

I love the way it turned out, but while making it I was cursing myself for picking something with so many individual steps. There was much weaving in of ends (of each round) so that the blanket would look pretty much the same from both sides, and because of the several different colors of yarn I couldn't easily take in on the road with me during our interview drives. I swore that I wouldn't make another granny square blanket for a really, really long time.

So I just started a granny hexagon blanket. But it's less painful because since it's for me, I'm not as worried about making it perfect.

To recipients of my earlier works: I'm learning as I go. If you have another baby, their blanket will most likely be better :)


Karen said...

It is beautiful!! I met Shannon at Teo's tonight and she told me how beautiful the blanket is and how wonderfully creative you are!!

I love you!

Anna's Mama said...

Ditto, it is beautiful. Can't wait to see it.

Daniel's baby's name is Natalie, though.

Lauren said...

yeah I somehow combined the sounds from her first and middle names into a new name...I was getting over the flu. Now corrected.