Hey, so I have recently managed to conquer a particular personal demon: the baby blanket. Sure, other crocheters churn these out like nothing and like doing it. Me? I have a notoriously short attention span and when something bores or frustrates me too much I tend to toss it away like a two year-old that needs a nap. This blanket is for a dear friend of mine’s first baby, so I was greatly invested in completing it. Which is good because I’ve had other failed baby blanket making attempts for people less close to me.
Pros: it was super simple in design, just a square that kept getting larger in a cute and attractive, but easy pattern. I successfully watched subtitled anime while crocheting this and didn’t fuck it up beyond recognition. I just had to keep an eye out for the occasionally split stitch.
Cons: If there wasn’t something else keeping my attention I was bored out of my skull. It also started to get shockingly heavy and unwieldy at the end.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out and the picot edging looks really nice to me. I’m inexplicably happy that I got to end on yellow. Of the three colors I used, I just think the yellow makes the best edging. Also, I’m basically having to relearn crochet right now because I got acrylic nails and they are messing with me something fierce.
I also have some Pittsburgh Penguins I’m finishing up for my sister (they were supposed to be for Christmas, but I’m chronically late with that stuff). Those I intend to finish by this weekend as well.
Oh, I’m also going to be teaching a crochet class. If you’d like to hear more abut it visit my other blog here.