Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Well, So Much For the More Frequent Blogging,

LOL! We've been having unusually nice weather so I've been taking advantage of it. I've been spending more time outside with the dogs. Unfortunately there's been a lot of rapid changes in the weather so I've been dealing with the migraine beast as well.

But, I've actually been finishing projects, and making progress on others!
I'm putting together a baby blanket I'm now calling the Mirror Image Baby Blanket. I made granny squares reversing the colors and was going to put them together like this.

But, once I had it laid out on the bed, it struck me as being a little busy. So, I asked my brother his opinion-he actually has good taste. He suggested that I put the colors so that the lighter edge rows contrast with the darker edged squares. I liked it!

The only problem, and it really isn't a problem, is that the last row will be a darker edge row and the first row is a light edged row. I could probably do another 10 squares of the blue centers and white outside. But, I am going to edge the whole blanket in white so it might not make a difference. I'll see. If I make the squares and don't use them in the afghan, I can always make a scarf or something else out of them. I have a lot of yarn left. I used Red Heart Eco-ways yarn for this blanket. It worked up quite nicely and has a nice sheen to it.

This baby blanket worked up fairly quickly with a shell pattern I found in the 365 Crochet Stitches a Year Perpetual calendar. It's a great design tool I'm really enjoying.

This is a close up of the pattern. I used some Caron Simply Soft I had in my stash. I had a craft show a couple of weeks ago at a local church and I wanted to get another baby blanket done.
I'm happy it sold. This year I was very pleased with how I did at the show. I have a few other things I finished, but I'm having problems uploading photos right now. I'll blog more about those in an upcoming post.