Yay! I have been waiting so long to post this! I just finished a project I have been working on for months. It feels so good! Being someone who loves to be crafty, I enjoy starting new projects, but if they take very long I tend to get bored. This one was a little different though, because it was a baby blanket for a dear friend of mine. Her baby girl was born just three days ago, so I finished just in time!
I was searching for a blanket to make for her and I found this little buddy blanket. I thought it was just so adorable that I had to make it! I'm still new at crochet, so it didn't turn out perfect, but I think she will still love it.
So the giant color discrepancy in the middle of the blanket? Yeah. I cried. So the no dye lot yarn I used...it was old. According to the pattern I had plenty. I ran out, so I went to buy more and the company changed it and now has a dye lot. GRRRR! There wasn't much I could do because it was the larger portion that was done and almost half the other before I noticed it. It really seemed like the same color until I had some of it already done. Sigh. Oh well. The baby won't know!
It has a really pretty shell pattern that is sort of hard to see in the picture. I think if I do this one again, I'll use a little larger needle so that it shows up more. Of course, the horrible lighting in my pictures doesn't help much. That is a skill I need to work on as well!
The little bear head was really hard! That is the last thing I did. I should have done it first. The instructions were made for someone who knows a little more than I do I think. Also, no matter how many times I counted and recounted and stitched and restitched, things didn't match up just right. A little aggravating for me, I am a bit of a perfectionist.
Although it didn't turn out perfect, I still think it is pretty darn cute!
Thanks for stopping by! Paper crafting coming soon!