My cousin is expecting her first child. Of course I immediately thought "blanket" as that is what I first made for the five kidlets. And they still have them, so it is a worthy cause, for sure.
But, crochet? Well, I thought, Why not?
The colours requested were "woodsy." Hmmm...difficult to get good greens unless you use wool and I cannot tolerate it, so I had to settle on these colours in another yarn.
Seems a mature sort of colour-way, but probably better than the ubiquitous baby shades, plus I want this to weather the years as my past pieces have, so this has got to do. I hope it is also a bit woodsy!
Granny squares? I have not done this kind of blanket before. Usually the patterns I chose were complicated, and I did try a few fancy-dancey granny square variations, but I like the no-nonsense one the best.
Also, I was inspired by the blanket that is in the works by Frivole. Thanks, Frivole! I don't think I would have started this one had it not been for your efforts.
What I find difficult is choosing each square's colours; it is hard to keep track of the sequences.
Keeping me up late are:
1) Grahamy's egg
2) Jan Stawasz Doily
3) Renukek's Spring Doily /next Row
Busy is good.