Thursday, February 28, 2013

With Just a Little Help.....

So I  started making a baby blanket for a friend of mine since we cut a deal on my next tattoo. (I'm not posting his name or anything like that until I talk to him about it first) I had him come over and pick out the colors he wanted since I just got done buying new yarn. I was shocked at the colors he picked out. I tried and tried and tried to figure out how to make these colors work well. Finally after about 3 days and talking to Missa; I finally figured it out.

So far so good. I have added some white to make it a little bit longer on the account I only had 1 skein of one color he wanted and only 2 of the other. Plus the white looks cool too. I have decided to edge it out in all black when its done. I think it will turn out pretty well.

I tried pattern after pattern and finally I just gave up. One day I just picked up the yarn and my lucky H hook and started crocheting. Once again the yarn and the hook knew what was going work. I really need to start trusting my yarn more. :)  This is what is looks like so far. I'm pretty happy with it.

Thanks Missa for dealing with me and helping me figure out how to get these colors to work. I know we talk and talk and talk for days on end to try to figure this out. You told me "GOOD LUCK!" Well my friend... We FIGURED it out!! WOOT! I can not wait to see what it looks like when it is done.

So as I working on this blanket and our dogs are going crazy and running through the house. It's quite comical because I own a little 9 week old Chi Weenie and my friend owns 3 other small dogs. Of course mine is the smallest out of all of them and he is the one attacking. WHOA hold on.. Getting off topic here..

Anyway. Like I said, sitting here crocheting this blanket and Hunter cant jump on the furniture.. (Not that he isn't trying.. he just isn't that big yet.) So I reach down and grab him.. He starts messing with the blanket I am making. Chewing on it, laying on it and what not. I sooo had to take pictures. It was soo cute.  Now he is passed out on my lap fast asleep.

So now that he is settled down and is sleeping, may be  I can get some more of this blanket done. For some reason the animals think it's time to take a nap when I bring the yarn out. Must be the feel of it. I know if i had a blanket made I would use it all the time. Speaking of which... That may be something I am going to have to make. I keep making blankets for everyone else.. now it's about time I make myself one too.

I have actually got a lot done on this blanket. It doesn't seem like it but it is getting bigger so it must be working.. I am really glad that these colors are working well together now that we have it figured out. Sometimes getting outside help really does help. I am quite proud of this blanket and what it is becoming. It's so pretty.

I'm guessing that it is time to put the crocheting away now. I think my couch ate my hook. :( My couches seem to like crochet hooks; I swear it's the only thing the couch eats. GRRR. I don't even have to move and the couch eats it. Oh well. Since no more crocheting for the night, time to find something else to do. Maybe a nice hot bubble bath, a good book, some television..Who knows....

Well today wasn't very successful that's for sure. I cleaned, did laundry and cooked dinner. I think I worked on this blanket for a total of 15 mins so far today. I might be able to get some more done if Lil Miss chills out and watches television or reads a book. She has been wound for sound today. I think she is coming down with a case of Spring Fever. I can't blame her. I'm getting it too.

I am about half way done with this pretty baby blanket I am making and I'm really excited to get it done. I wanna see how it comes out and how it looks. I know that I want to edge the whole thing with black but I am not sure what kind of edging I want to do. It's for a girl I believe so I have lots of options. I will post a pattern for this blanket when it is completely done. (I will make sure to have it linked to this page too.)

I have finally got the blanket done. I think it turned out pretty well. I really hope my friend likes it since I made it for them. I am glad it's done because I know he will send me pics of the baby in it. I can't wait. Now here is what it turned out to be and I would love comments and any feed back on it.


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  2. The blanket looks great, I like the white stripe breaking up the color, nice one!


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