For some reason, when I hear that someone is pregnant or about to have their baby, my first thought isn’t “I should make them a (insert cool gift here)!” I don’t know why, but I just fail to plan ahead. So when some family friends announced they were expecting their first son, I didn’t actually start on a gift until the little guy was born.
I think it turned out pretty well, and Brian dropped it off at the post office yesterday morning before work. Apparently I’m obsessed with wide stripes of color right now – I need to branch out a little bit!
This is also my first experience adding an edging to a blanket once it’s finished. The other two blankets I’ve done were nice clean edges that didn’t need any help and looked better plain. But this blanket seemed to constantly pull and stretch thanks to the fact that it’s homespun. I seriously hate homespun yarn, still. It’s a pain to work with and never looks right since it stretches out. But it’s what I had on hand that was baby-colored and it feels nice. And it has a nice drape, too….
It was a nice blanket to work on, and I’m glad to send it off. For some reason I like the close up shots of crocheted stuff. This is just a simple double crochet, skip a chain sorta pattern, if you’re into that sorta thing. This photo makes me want popcorn…
Next up, a blanket for my sister in law and a shawl for Mama. Right after a huge rush of Easter sewing. Someday I won’t procrastinate….