Thursday, January 27, 2011

One of the things I've been working on -

I do love making yarn and I enjoy crocheting things for people. But when it comes to making items for new babies, wool or other exotic fiber just isn't the most practical thing you can use.

A couple of weeks ago I was stash busting, (actually I was hunting for places to put more stash) - and came upon three skeins of this Red Heart Acrylic yarn - it is such a pretty color way - and I remembered that The Shepherd's old boss's daughter had recently had a baby. Ta da - I'll make the Merry-Go-Round blanket for her - Didn't it turn out pretty? It is about 4 feet across and I used up all three skeins of yarn (yippee!) And she can just throw it in the washer & dryer - worry free!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I've never seen a star-shaped baby blanket; how wonderfully unique! And yes, the yarn is perfect.

Mim said...

Beautiful colors and I love the shape of the blanket, very unique!

cochinkate said...

Just bounced here from Nancy K's blog. How lovely! How do you set the base rows in the center? I've often made a 5 or 6 or 8-sided "granny square" blanket, but never a star like this! I've done straight row zig-zag, too. I see how the "rounnds" work, but I cannot guess the center. Unfortunately, I never learned to follow patterns... both my grandmother and I are/were left-handed, and trying to figure out patterns "backwards" just never made any sense to me, so I am forever visually disecting new patterns! Cheers! Katie

schoonoverfarm said...

It is pretty. And it proves that a stash is useful.

Kathy said...

Nice. Really nice, Tina. And what an interesting pattern!

vlb5757 said...

That is wonderful. Any baby would be thrilled to have all those colors to look at. Nice job!