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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Crochet Baby Blanket—WIP ptII

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
I wasn't happy with the way this project was turning out—too much time, too much money, too symmetrical. So, I took out the basting and rearranged. It reduced the number of squares I needed to make by ten and allowed me to immediately start sewing it together. As I was whipping this together I was thinking about futuregirl because she goes out of her way to not piece together her crocheting. Now I just need to work in the remaining 200 plus ends before revealing a finished shot. Wish me luck, I'm having a hard time not moving onto the next blankie, which, by the way, features rainbow colors. Stay on target. Stay on target.


Anonymous Velda Pond said...

Very, very pretty! You sure did master those bobbles, multicoloured ones too ... impressive!
The 200 blocks is such an amazing source of inspiration for me also. Can't wait to see this all sewn in & up .... right , that's it, you've given me the kick start I needed to finish off at least one of my projects.
Race ya (though I think you may beat me hands down so they'll be no wager, this time :D)

Sun Aug 27, 03:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger kirsty said...

I am SO impressed! The only crochet project I have going is an afghan I started about five or six years ago. I am pitifully slow! I love the colours you've used and it all look so NEAT and SQUARE and, well, GOOD!

Sun Aug 27, 03:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger littlejennywren said...

You have done wonderful job. I don't envy you having to darn in all those ends. I have an afghan that I stitched together two years ago and only half the ends have been dealt with.

Sun Aug 27, 04:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nichola said...

Oooh, it's looking so nice. I look forward to seeing it all finished.

Sun Aug 27, 04:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous brenda said...

excellent-- your squares are so pretty!

Sun Aug 27, 06:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

I love the colors in this blanket. You picked a really nice mix of squares, too. :) You shout-out made me chuckle. I sympathize ... believe me.

Sun Aug 27, 06:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous littlemissmeshell said...

Ooh I think it's absolutely GORGEOUS! Plus anyone with the attention span to do something like this gets my vote, LOL. =)

Sun Aug 27, 10:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger macati said...

the work will compensate, I'm sure of it... The square are very funny and I'm waiting for the final result! Actually i'm waiting for the rainbow one... i love rainbows... but first things first! :)
bye, manela

Mon Aug 28, 12:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger corinna said...

this is so beautiful, so gorgeous! i want to do the same... (i am pregnant, so it would be a nice gift for our baby, too). but i have no experience with crochet... the colours are fantastic!
i really look forward to see the finished blanket...!!!

Mon Aug 28, 02:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jules Knoblock said...

You have such a good eye for colour :)

Mon Aug 28, 04:24:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kim said...

The color combination in this cute blanket makes me smile. It's a happy little blankie, indeed.

Mon Aug 28, 05:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger capello said...

Wow, I'm amzed you crocheted that entire thing! It looks like a quilt, it is so very lovely!

Mon Aug 28, 07:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger JAM*tacular said...

You can do it! :D


Mon Aug 28, 12:27:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Excellent colors! :)

Mon Aug 28, 02:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Jill said...

I love the color choices.

Mon Aug 28, 03:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

Way to go, Red Leader! Just don't get blown up.

Mon Aug 28, 07:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

That's really fantastic! I love the color choices. I'm adding you to my bloglines- so glad to meetcha!

Tue Aug 29, 05:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Annika Sandin said...

This is so beautiful, looking forward to see the end result.

Wed Aug 30, 01:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love those colors!

Wed Aug 30, 01:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Alicia P. said...

OH HONEY! It's absolutely amazing. Just incredible.

Wed Aug 30, 04:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mimulus said...

YES! reworking a project that isn't going remodeling. I love that concept and it works so well in other areas too! (gardening especially..jsut transplant.)

Thu Aug 31, 06:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Gillian said...

So pretty! LOVE the colors!

Thu Aug 31, 09:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger AmberCake said...

Wow - it's so lovely. You gotta finish that! Such nice colors, such nice stitching!

But seriously, start weaving the ends in NOW. They don't require concentration, just doing, it's a great mindless task for tv or movie watching or bus-riding... and if they're at least half done by the time you get the stitching done or the sewing, you'll finish. It's so so so much harder when everything is done but the ends.

Good luck, I can't wait to see it done!

Thu Aug 31, 01:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

I really like the colors and how it's like a new version of an old classic. Very nice job, everything looks like the right size .. no lopsided bits etc. I'm impressed.

Thu Aug 31, 08:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

I've been remiss in responding to comments. I'm sorry. Thank you all for you kind words. I'm glad the blankie makes you all happy. :) M

Sun Sep 03, 11:22:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Marla said...

This is the exact colors of my nursery and if you sell projects like this could you let me know? I'd totally buy one!!! It's just gorgeous!

Sun Sep 10, 01:04:00 PM PDT  

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