She wants a sweater and bonnet, so I found a pattern that hopefully will look good with the blanket. I am holding my breath on having enough yarn cause I know the stuff I am using is as good as antique. There are zippo chances of finding any in this lifetime.
I also found a cute ear warmer pattern on Tangled Happy's blog (she is on my sidebar). I have to sew some seams and make some flowers to finish them off. I have been wanting to make some for the past 2 years. There are all sorts of darling patterns out there. This is another way of stash busting.
And, in case you are wondering what happened to my mom's African Flower blanket.....it is resting quietly, without complaints, in the recliner in the living room. It will get put together before mom's birthday on December 10th. See that scrappy blanket on the back of the chair, I made that 36 years ago when I was pregnant with my first baby. That old afghan has been through the mill. It has been slept on, slept under, wadded up like a pillow, thrown in a heap on all the furniture, laid on by the kids, hubby, the dogs. Family has wrapped them selves in it and the kids have fought over it. It has been washed and tumble dried so many times I'm surprised it still holds together. Recently my youngest said she wanted it. I have made her at least 3 beautiful new ones (different designs) and that she would want this one kinda surprised me. It is not the prettiest blanket I have ever made, in fact it is just bits and pieces of left over yarns that weren't enough to do anything else with. It has been abused, but still loved.......just like that worn out t-shirt, jeans or the old shoes that are a favorite. So what are you working on? I imagine with Christmas right around the corner most of you are busy doing up Christmas gifts. ♥