Wintertime is yarn time. The call of the yarn is stronger in cold weather. There’s more time spent inside. Snow days. No school days. No gardening, less canning. If your work gets big, it feels warm on your lap, not hot. I just want to snuggle into a big ball of yarn when it’s snowing outside.
I like small projects much of the time because I have a short attention span or I’m busy or something. But winter is the time to start a big project and believe you can actually finish it.
I found out recently that 52’s daughter (the one who got married last summer–see here) is expecting. Not just one baby–TWINS! Sounds like a winter project to me! I’m making baby blankets. I haven’t made a baby blanket since my own kids were babies. Now I have an excuse.
See how cute Kate is? You know she’ll be a good mother. She has a lot of heart in her smile.
Because I want to finish these baby blankets by July (when she’s due), instead of by the time the twins graduate college, I’m crocheting the blankets. And because I was feeling winter-lazy, instead of making up a pattern, I found one at Knit and Crochet Now. I wanted to share that link because they have all sorts of cute patterns–for free! (You do have to register at the site, but the patterns are all free. I also want to thank CITR forum member bonita who shared that link with me.) The baby blanket I’m making is the crochet blanket that is the second pattern down at that link (show 202).
I don’t know what sex the babies will be, so I’m using pretty neutrals. I’m making one with yellow, blue, and lavender, and the other with white, peach, and green.
The baby blanket pattern is striped, mostly half-double crochet and single crochet with some cute little crocheted flower accents.
I’ve barely started on the first one.
I’ll post a picture of it when it’s finished. (That’s an affirmation!) I will finish it. It’s only January….. Anything is possible! I’m even going to finish TWO.
What about you? What is your big winter project?