I hope you are all staying cool and have managed to
make it through this ungodly sweltering heat wave.
I am not a lover of hot weather. Give me the days with
temps in the 70's and I am a happy camper.
I started cleaning the garage about 2+ weeks ago and then
the thermometer began it's rise and I dropped
what I was doing and became a house cat playing
with some balls of yarn (right up my alley I do declare).
It was the perfect excuse to make a baby blanket,
then one thing led to another and it was 2 blankets,
and soon there was 3, 4, and now I am on number 5.
Oh yeah, I know I have been procrastinating,
how many times have I said I was gonna do this,
and then turned around and claimed I was gonna do that.
Now look at me, up to my eyeballs in baby yarn
and loving every minute of it.
There is no rhyme or reason to how I placed these photos.
Actually I started making the small ripple on the far right
(the pic of the 3 ripples) as the very first one.
Then the one in the middle was the next and the lavender
and white was the 3rd.
The picture above and below (given as a gift) is the next one,
a simple big granny square made from a variegated
baby pastels knitting worsted weight yarn.
I added a simple double crochet border in the chain spaces between the groups of 3 double crochet on the last round.
The border goes like this:
ch3 (counts as 1dc) then 3 more dc in same space, *slip
stitch in 2nd dc of previous row, 4dc in next chain space*.
Repeat * to * until you get to corner ch2 space. Put
5 dc in that space and continue on as before
along 2nd side of blanket.
Repeat 5dc in next corner,
carry on to 3rd corner, repeating same 5dc in corner.
Commence to end and attach.
As you can all see, I am a very skilled pattern writer, lol,
and I highly doubt that some crochet magazine is gonna
snatch up my pattern cause it is probably one
that has been published or at least every
person with hook in hand has concocted this same
easy peasy border when just goofing off. I recently
bought a book of borders from Amazon, and unfortunately I
just wasn't too impressed with all the elaborate
samples in the book. I am a simple gal who likes
Now, I am really in love with this baby granny. The yellow
and pinks are all sport weight baby yarns from Bernat.
The white is Teddy brand fingering yarn that I purchased from a seller from England (she has a store on Ebay found here).
I doubled stranded the
fingering yarn to bulk it up a bit to go with the
Bernat yarns. I love how the darker pink has that
sparkle to it, and the pinks just yell at me, BABY GIRL!
Since I used all these yarns from my stash I was not sure
about the number with pink I would have for
the layout. So I got some graph paper
and will figure something out.
I may have to make some plain white blocks to fill in
to make enough for a decent size blanket.
So, that is what I am up to on these hot days and nights.
It did get cooler, in the 80's this next 7 days or so.
We will freeze to death now, lol, and maybe
I can get that garage back in shape.
It is long overdue.