Thursday, September 27, 2007

Babies Babies Babies....

I found out recently that several people in my family are going to have babies!!!!! In celebration that I am not one of them I have learned a new trick...crochet.

This little pink sweater was my first project...I love the little scalloped edges. It should fit a 3-6 month old baby. Maybe I will get lucky and someone will have a girl.


This is my first crocheted baby blanket. 100% cotton and about 35 X 35.

Rob thinks this blanket is beautiful but he is less than thrilled about my new hobby. It annoys the living crap out of him when I make something just to make it...When he sees me working on something new he immediately wants to know who it is for. Now I have babies to make stuff for!!!!!!!!!
I have also pointed out that crochet is much safer; he gets a tad nervous when he is driving and I am using 5 tiny double pointed needles in the passenger seat. A crochet hook is benign in comparison.
I am working on a new blanket, it is pretty complex and I went on-line to find the specific yarn the patteren specified. Un-dyed 2 ply silk.......it is $25 per 1oo grams and I need 350 grams...If any of you know a place to get a good deal on yarn please let me know. I am working it in cotton right now but would love to try it in silk...just to see how it would feel.
Have a great Thursday!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, what talent you have...And congratulations on the new babies in the family....
p.s. love your blog and read it daily....

nikki said...

What a beautiful blanket. The recipient will love it! I tried to crochet, but my fingers are too clumsy!

The Rocking Pony said...

Oh, how very cute! I've never tried and cannot believe that those are your first attempts!

Betti said...
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Betti said...

deleted comment was me - I can't spell!
Anyway, gotta be a dork:
"Way to Crochet!!!!"

Momish said...

Wow! These are truly beautiful. You have great talent (that I envy I might add). I am sure the new mom's are going to absolutely love them!

Phoenix said...

So freaking cute. I love the blanket. You are talented.

Blue Momma said...

They are both beautiful!

You remind me what can be accomplished if I were to toss this computer out the window....

Margaret said...

I need to be your neighbor....

I would buy wine, you could crochet and we could talk!!!

I have tried and tried to crochet and suck at it. My cat has a 1/10th attempt at a blanket at the bottom of her crate.

TxGambit said...

Wow. Those are beautiful! I especially love the blanket!

For the Love... said...

Anonymous-Thanks so much!

Nikki-It took me a week of just doing swatches to finally not feel weird holding the hook.

TheRockingPony-you should give it a try...there are some great on-line video tutorials.

Betti-You're so funny! Have you gotten past the "Dorthy" part of your birth plan yet?!?!?

Momish-You are too kind!

Phoenix-Thanks-Magnuts wants me to make him one...

BlueMomma-That is just CRAZY talk!!!!!how do you think I learned to crochet?

Magaret-We would be good neighbors...until my dogs ate your cat...just kiddng! The count down has begun aren't you about a week away from the big day?

TxGambit-Thanks so much!

AuburnGalAlways said...

and you JUST learned to do this!!!

BEEEEOOOOTIFULLLL!!!

I used to do cross-stitching, but my counting OCD loved it too much and paxil and therapy kinda spoiled it for me.

really, those are beautiful! Show us more of the stuff you crochet and whatever it is you do with 5 needles.

katfish said...

fabulous! i will try this again to post! sell the stuff on ebay, buy your silk!!!!!
BTW-can you make the sweater in sizes 3,4 and 6?

mommiebear2 said...

I am not a huge fan of crocheted things but I have to tell you, that blanket is adorable!! You could probably make you some monies off of Ebay with your pretties.

Leigh said...

Your work is Gorgeous!