The blanket I made for my friend’s baby arrived safely in New Jersey and was well received. Apparently, the parents-to-be are very pleased with it – surprise successful!
Hence, no more secretiveness but pictures instead!
It has been months since I started blogging about the blanket’s beginnings. I remember crocheting where ever I went – if only to see my stack of circles growing.
Then, the project was on hold for a loooong time. Neatly packed in boxes, all those circles would go into hibernation as I didn’t know how to join them and which color to use as the main color.
Finally, in late January, I knew I had to proceed to get everything done in time. So I started arranging the circles … Arranging and rearranging … And crocheting more circles.
At first, turning circles into squares was trial and error. Combining 10 for a first row was exciting.
To be honest, joining the remaining 90 squares would at times loose its glamour (…) and I took my sweet time finishing 10 rows of 10 squares each.
Finally, a small but elegant icord edging (again, I know. Favorite edging of all times) in light grey.
And this is how the blanket turned out after washing and blocking:
I took a picture of the blanket in the washing machine but I guess we all know what it’s like when something that took forever to make is out of control. I would literally sit in front of the machine, pleading it to be good, observing every spin …
When dry and flat, the blanket was tested by one of us (guess who?) and found to be adequate.
The baby is due in two weeks.