Baby Blanket Success!
I started this baby blanket awhile back and FINALLY finished it today! It's not that I crochet slowly, but I just kept getting distracted by other projects. It didn't take long to get it done once I really sat down and concentrated on it. This was my very FIRST blanket of any kind. I made it for Little Ernie - I can already see him all wrapped up in ... yay!
Anyway, this blanket is not without it's flaws ... slightly wonky due to an extra DC Cluster that I made fairly early on and didn't catch until it was much to late to fix ... at least for a novice like myself!
|I still love the way it turned out!|
|See my little mistake?|
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy making a blanket ... I normally prefer smaller projects, but I must say that I am hooked! I plan on making more mini-blankets and hopefully a BIG one when I have the nerve to buy the amount of yarn that would be necessary for a larger project ... I used Red Heart Soft %100 Acrylic Yarn for this project ... I'm actually surprised at how much I liked using this yarn ... unlike most Red Heart Products it really is soft and has a nice luster to it ... I would definitely use it again for any project. There are few options for yarn purchasing in my little town and even the Red Heart Soft I bought at Michael's when I was in a big city. I have a hard time buying yarn that I haven't touched ... What I would do for a local fiber shop ... oh well!
I found the "Granny Stripe Pattern" on my favorite crochet blog Attic24 ... Check it out if you have the time! Lucy has a lot of great patterns and some with even step by step photo tutorials that just about anyone can follow. Considering I am completely self taught, I have had to to learn everything from internet resources - sad there are no hooky friends where I live!
Now, I'm trying to figure out what project to start next ... hmmmm ...