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Last Wednesday started off with a very exciting request! Holly asked me to make her a baby blanket for her little boy that is on his way! So I jumped at the chance to make a baby blanket and decided to try a giant granny square because that's something on my long list of things I wanted to try! And since it's a just a giant granny square there really is no need for a pattern so I winged it! Besides a bit of curving I attempted to fix with blocking (to little success I think) it came out wonderfully!
Here is the yarn I used:
Last week I also received my first online yarn order in the mail! I ordered from Fabric.com and over $35 you get free shipping (which is also fast shipping! they processed my order in 2 days and delivered it in the same week via UPS Ground!) What I ordered was mostly more of that Comfort DK I've been collecting over the past few weeks to get some more of the colors I haven't been able to find locally.
This is what I have so far, I'm trying to get my hands on a few more colors before I start. It is going to be another granny square blanket, see that little granny there? With hopefully a light color in the middle and a darker version of the same color around that with all the squares ending in black, this is the pattern I'm going to use. So this project isn't starting just yet, but I gotta get prepared haha!
Cause I don't have enough stuff in the works I started a scarf. No but really when you are working on blankets it's nice to have a little something else to work on from time to time. But this pattern is going to take me FOREVER! It's really pretty but seriously FOREVER. Here's the pattern I'm following for this cute scarf. And the yarn I'm using is Plymouth Yarn Dream Baby DK 0135, a little BRIGHT but oh well!
Earlier this week I became obsessed with using up some of my bulky yarn that I had purchased after I learned to knit. With the help of some twitter pals I was introduced to this cowl pattern, that not only easily sucked up my two skeins of this purple (Hometown USA Portland Wine) but required one more skein lol! Bye bye yarn! I did have to almost start over several times though, because it got twisted part way through and we just can't have that! It uses a giant crochet hook a size 15 or 16mm that luckily I had and after working with that any other hook feels like a twig in your hand!
Then I decided to use up some of my red bulky yarn (Hometown USA Cincinnati Red) to make this cute ear flap hat with this pattern. I overcompensated for my fat head (which usually is too big for hats I've made in the past) added a few extra increases and whoops it ended up a little too big, so much for trying! I also decided to make the tassels a little shorter as well.
Any finally, yesterday I got back to my ripple blanket after putting it aside for the baby blanket, I got through all my chosen colors (had maybe 4 left to do) and started back at the beginning, this is going to be so cute when it's done!