Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A blanket - just in time for baby
For such a simple blanket - just about the entire piece is made up solely of double crochets - this has become my favorite crocheted project ever.
I finished the actual blanket shortly before Christmas, then feverishly worked to whipstich some doilies on the top - because heaven forbid if the baby would come and her blanket was still doily-less! I was crossing my fingers that I had enough yarn, and some of the blocks were finished with a mere inches left on the skein. Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky with the green and if you look in the bottom right corner, you'll see that I was one row and three stitches short. Instead of waddling out to the yarn shop on Chirstmas eve, I just went with it and threw in some more yellow.
For the edging, I ended up using the same method used on Dottie Angel's patchwork blanket - a row of double crochet, a row of single crochet, then a simple picot stitch to finish it off.
So even though she didn't feel like waiting until the crib skirt was finished to make her arrival, this cozy blanket was completed and waiting to wrap up this precious little bundle.
Penelope June arrived on December 30 at 4:10pm, weighing in at 8 lbs, 13 oz - one week early, and not even 24 hours after my last blog post where I was bribing her to come out. What a well behaved little girl :)
Becoming a momma for the second time has been simply wonderful. With Phoebe, I felt like I was wrapped in a new mommy fog of worries, anxiety, and post partum depression that lasted for months and I can barely remember her little baby days. This time I feel like an old pro, where I can just relax and nuzzle my face into her sweet smelling baby hair for hours and hours. It's simply divine. Plus, as any momma knows - newborns are a piece of cake compared to toddlers!