Monday, March 7, 2011

Crochet and Spring!!


It was a busy morning, and unexpectedly so; filled with trips to Les Schwab (just checkin'), the toy store(the baby's turning 5) AND the craft store since I finally got my plan together for the crib blanket I've been asked to make, and yay for that!  So since my tires are not in fact going to fall off things are looking well.  Also let child play in park after preschool today, and went by to get his kindergarten enrollment papers so I don't feel bad about letting him watch tv. 

Yay.  Time for me to turn on the tea pot and get to the important stuff:  the yarn. 

I finally closed the door on the crib blanket and locked into a pattern.  I've been trying to figure it out and have finally gotten working.  Sometimes it takes a while, in my case, it took weeks but who's counting, right?  I am however, counting myself lucky that she said May 3, not March 3...I hope.  I figure it would be immediately on Facebook and so far we've made it and there's been no mention.  It's sad I have to turn to fb to remember things like this but that's a whole other story.  Once I realized I had some time, I could breathe a little and try to imagine a giant blanket.  I'm working with a lucious lilac-lavender acrylic, Caron's this time.  Gonna just go all giant granny square till I run out and then edge it with a couple other pretties not shown here.  The picture, as always, doesn't totally pick up the color but it's pretty yummy, like salt water taffy.  Add some giant flowers for edging maybe?  With sparkles?  I just may.


Almost done with the car seat one. 

Still needs an edging and a good, sound  blocking but once it's done it'll rock.  Again the color thing is funky.  I'll get it someday. 

Notice the slit left for the carseat buckle in the right hand picture?  "Is that  a seatbelt hole?", you ask?  Yes, indeed it is, in all it's i-can't-believe-i-didn't-think-of-that glory.  That had never, ever occurred to me till I saw in a crochet book I've owned for years and it's freakin' brilliant.  Just goes to show you never know it all which is why I'm a yarn-o-holic.  Now I go forth to watch ghost shows and crochet for a couple hours. 

Have a good afternoon!


  1. Holy that is INSANE!!! Awesome job!!! Sadly, Jamie is also a yarn-o-holic!