Off the needles: Baby Blanket

I decided I should rename this series to “OFF the needles” instead of “On the needles” since I seem to wait to share my projects with you after I’ve finished them –

This is the latest creation –

IMG_2258

Little Bit asked me to make a blanket for her teacher who just had a baby boy.  She had such fun in the yarn shop picking out just the right yarn – it had to be soft and fluffy and just the right shade of blue.

We decided on a chunky yarn – Deborah Norville Collection in the Ocean Foam colorway.

Isn’t it pretty?

I did an extended double crochet stitch to make the stitches a little higher – I only had 4 skeins so I wanted to get as big a blanket as I could with what I had.  It turned out really pretty – light and airy and yet really warm with the chunky yarn.

IMG_2261

Little Bit was so excited to take it to school to give to her teacher.

And now I’m trying to figure out what my next project should be. I’ve done three baby blankets in a row… and the weather is getting too warm for hats or scarves.  I’m thinking I may try my hand at a bigger project – a shawl or an afghan…

IMG_2259

Happy girl Smile

On the needles

Or, rather, recently OFF the needles!

IMG_2243

I just finished this baby blanket for a friend of mine. She’s due in April and I can’t wait to give this to her the next time I see her.

IMG_2244

I love how the bright, cheery colors turned out and am especially in love with the scalloped edges. (a first for me)

IMG_2245

It seemed like it took me FOREVER to finish this blanket – a lot longer than the last one I made. I think it’s because the yarn was a little bit smaller gauge than the last one I made, which was a chunkier yarn.  But I love how this one turned out, even if it seemed like the never-ending-blanket-project for a couple months.

And as soon as I finished I started the NEXT baby blanket.  Sheesh! How many people are having babies these days? Smile

IMG_2246

I’m just a blanket makin’ fool…