Boy is it hot!
Sometimes I think I should live in Alaska.
Ohio has been just too warm for me.
My husband loves it.
Tis' true, opposites attract.
I finished up another baby ripple using
the starting ch of multiple of 10 plus 1.
I really think that is an error because
I always end up short 1 ch on the foundation.
It should be multiple of 10 plus 2.
I was skeptical about using this
Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals
yarn from my stash.
The label calls it Orange Blossom but
it looks kinda peachy too.
What concerned me was the variegation
and how it fell in the pattern.
With some maneuvering I managed to fix it so
the floral part of the pattern made a
design that wasn't lopsided.
All in all, it is cheerful and bright and
will make a good baby gift for a new mom.
Then a few posts ago I showed you these baby grannies.
I had only one round of white on the edge.
I decided to change my game plan on that one
by adding 2 more rows of white.
What made it a "kick my butt please"
moment was that I decided to do it after I had
all the loose ends taken care of.
I had 36 squares to add to,
72 more tails to deal with.
And if that wasn't bad enough, I decided that
I wanted to join all the blocks with a whip stitch
and then border the entire blanket
with the same darker pink.
Of course I searched all the stores where
I could have purchased that yarn to begin with.
So I went online to the Bernat web site and
found it, Sweet Pink, and ordered 2 skeins.
One probably would have been enough
but I wasn't taking any chances.
The yarn was here in about a week.
Now get this, my whole goal was to use
up my stash yarn....see how things turn out!