I finally finished that awesome checkerboard baby blanket! And just in time to blog about it on the fabulous Robin’s Crafting Mommy of Two blog. You get to see the finished piece, snag a free pattern, and learn a little more about me! (I used to throw clay – the cool kid way!)
Click the image for a direct link to the blog post. Hooray!
It seems everyone I know is expecting these days (if you don’t think you are, you better check again) and I have been a baby blanket making fool. Coincidentally, I have also been a guest blogging fool! Keep an eye on Alaska Knit Nat‘s blog for a tutorial on the famous Lovey blanket (feather and fan), and the fabulous Robin of Crafting Mommy of Two has asked me to tell you about the latest checkerboard blanket.
I make the blankets for folks I know will appreciate them (not everyone “gets” 40-50 hours of one’s time as a gift) and it is the absolute best feeling when the recipient gets really excited. It is the definition of ‘warm and fuzzy.’
I’m sure my friends and family are sick of me talking about this silly blanket nonstop, but honestly I’m pretty darn tickled that a) I had my sh*t together enough to finish it for the Fair b) had the huevos to enter it into a state competition and c) take home a ribbon! Woo hoo! It was a lot of work, but for the first time, aside from weaving ends, it is totally mistake free – (I pat myself on the back for that, too). And being the masochist that I am, I am contemplating making another one….why not, right? What colors this time?
I’m working on a another fan and feather blanket, but this one is destined to be entered into the state fair this summer. I will even be teaching myself ( or, *gulp* asking for help) to crochet a little floral border. Exciting stuff!