How does the time go so fast? When I started to crochet and knit it was because my friends and I were having our babies and I wanted those beautiful baby blankets. I ended up making 24 or 25 in the next 5 years for me and my friends & family. Now I have grandchildren (5 to be exact) and so many of my friends are now grandmas too. So now we are coming full circle and I’m back on the baby blanket bandwagon once again 🙂 Here are just 2 of my latest blankets.
The blue one is called Delicate Souvenir and was made with Bernat Baby Sport in Baby Denim Marl.
The peach one is called Lacy Treasure and is made with Knit Picks Brava Sport in Seashell.
Both of these crochet patterns along with 5 other absolutely beautiful and classic patterns can be found in the book Keepsake Baby Afghans from Leisure Arts. All 7 designs are by Kay Meadors and it is my new “go to” baby blanket book. They are all gorgeous and classic designs that can be used for years to come.
The peach one was already given as a baby gift to a family member. I plan to make a few more of each of the 7 patterns for my Etsy shop and the craft fairs I have coming up. Now all I need is to find time to make them in between spending time with all those grandbabies!
As I mentioned in my last post, my yarn order came in that I was waiting for. I had ordered the yarn for a custom baby blanket I was hired to make and they wanted it in blues and greens. I get a little nervous when ordering online sometimes if I haven’t seen the color before. You never know just how far off the color on the computer screen is from the actual product. I decided to go with Knit Picks because the have not only AWESOME quality yarn, but they describe their colors so well.
The pattern they picked is designed by Anne Halliday and is from the book A Year of Baby Afghans (Leisure Arts #4439) This one is January. The original pattern is done in white and shades of blue with fringed ends. As I mentioned they wanted blues and greens… more green though. Also a cleaner finished edge instead if the fringes. I went with Knit Picks, Brava Worsted (100% Acrylic) in White, Cornflower, Tranquil and Grass. BINGO! The colors are beautiful together.
This is how far I am as of the time of this post. The pattern is not difficult and seems to go quickly. I can’t wait to show you the finished project.