Friday, October 16, 2009

Sew Crafty Friday

I miss "Sew Crafty Friday." Shereen's blog hadn't been updated for months last I saw. I hope she comes back again, but she is probably busy with her family. Meantime, I need something like this to push myself to get my crafting done. Here is my donation for the week: a baby blanket.
It isn't for any particular baby, but my nieces and nephews and my daughter's friends will surely be having them soon!
This is my own design--at least, the combination is! I don't think anyone really designs original 'stitches,' LOL! It is a simple shell stitch. I don't like working with baby yarn, so this is done on an "I" needle. I think the yarn is sport weight? Just standard, but soft and pretty.
One of the things I bought with the $50 gift card Mike gave me is a book called "100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet." I will make several flowers from the book and scatter them over the blanket.

I like that the shells make a nice, tight pattern. We want to keep baby cozy, LOL! As you might be able to see, I'm grading the size of each stripe. The first ones are about 11 rows, then I have 7 rows and if I feel I need to add length, the final group will be about 3 or 4 rows.
If you've got something going this week, please let me know and I'll come over and visit you!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the blanket. The little flowers are a perfect touch.

Anonymous said...

That is very pretty. I love the color combination.

Great idea on making gifts before you actually need them. I wish I did more of that.

Would love to see more craft projects or ideas. Especially since Christmas is coming upon us!


Debbie J said...

You did a good job! You are multi-talented, with both sewing, crocheting and knitting. This blankie is so pretty and I love the little flowers on it.

I miss Sew Crafty Friday too. I met some great bloggers on that.

I am enjoying my new quilting blog Do you ever quilt?

Nanci said...

I love this baby afghan; the flowers really add that little "something special"!

I am definitely in agreement with you. I really miss "Sew Crafty Friday". Shereen is back and has been posting for several weeks now, but alas, no "Sew Crafty Friday".

I always love to see your projects.

Candi said...

That is a beautiful blanket! I used to crochet but I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist so repetitive movement makes it hurt really bad. I was able to make my son a little blanket and that was the last one.