Current definition of old dog…

… new tricks!

I did my first ever crochet chain on the weekend – high fives, champagne, streamers! I have wanted to learn for years, and for some reason on the weekend I had the gumption to give it a go. I think this was fuelled by the fact that what I was making simply required a single chain. Not a perfect chain, but I think pretty good for a beginner. Yay me!

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Baby Blanket Pattern

A delightful staff member at work is having her first child, so exciting. Now she is a talented woman – knit, crochet, make amazing cakes – you name it she can do it. So it is rather daunting to even think about making something myself to give to her. However she is such a generous person how can I not. So I have started a baby blanket for her. Potentially high risk – I did not finish the one for my daughter until the week after she was born! I am not making it in the size in the picture – I am making it to fit a pram/pushchair. Hope the downsize does not effect the look of the blanket.

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Now the colours in this blanket are gorgeous. I have deviated from the picture, another risk. I have gone with a single variegated green and yellow yarn, along with a white for the narrow stripe; so no alternating soft green and soft blue. Only about eight rows in at the moment so I will take a photo later for opinions about whether I made the right decision. And I am not being intentionally tight by purchasing an acrylic yarn – it was not my original intent, but I wanted to make a blanket that it did not matter whether it fell or was kicked out of the pushchair and onto the ground, as you will just be able to throw it in the washing machine.

The pattern is free, so if you like this, please find it here.  I am also kind of excited as I am using circular knitting needles for the first time in my life.  Wish I had known that you could use these for a blanket when I was knitting my daughter’s – I was using pegs to keep the stitches from falling off the end of the needles!

Image from http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/soften-his-world-baby-blanket.html