Sunday, July 19, 2009
Baby Blanket and Card for Ulliana
This is the blanket I made for my friend Jim and his wife, Tonya. They had their first baby on June 30. I had dinner with them just 6 days prior. After having dinner with them I ran to Walmart to go buy the yarn to make this blanket as they knew they were having a girl.
My plan was simple, I was just going to make 6 squares each of 4 colors/designs. I was thinking of doing single crochet for each block. Something simple that was going to be done in no more than a week. HA! for those of you that know me well I just can't do something simple, I need a good challenge.
I spent about 1.5 to 2 weeks designing each of the squares while I was making squares at the same time. I quickly noticed that I was going to run out of yarn so back to Walmart I go and changed one of the colors. The light pink was originally a dark color. This light pink really makes the blanket and so much better than the darker color.
I picked the patterns for each square from a variety of sources. I found one on the internet and the others in dish cloth pattern books.
Here is the card to go with the blanket. **I CASED the card from SCS. I couldn't tell you from whom. I CASED it at least 6 months ago(??) when I bought the set from The Angel Company. Hey, Clear Dollar Stamps, if you are looking please note that I DO stamp. I know that it looks like that all I do is knit and crochet. Also, if I should win next months Guest Designer Call, I will be putting away my needles and getting inky.