Almost four months ago, I started my winter project to make two baby blankets for twin babies due in July. NOT MINE! (Sheesh.)
Kate (52’s daughter) got married last summer, and now this summer, she’s making a family with two babies. Not knowing what the babies would be, I chose neutrals–one in yellow, blue, and lavender, and the other in white, peach, and green.
The blanket is striped, mostly half-double crochet and some single crochet with cute little crocheted flower accents. I found the (free) pattern here.
I was making good progress on the first blanket for awhile.
Then I fell woefully behind. I did a couple of rows every week. Which tapered off to doing no rows every week. And now my winter project has become my spring project because you know what? THE BABIES ARE STILL COMING. And they DON’T WAIT.
Babies are like that. So demanding!!
By the way, it is now known that one is a boy and one is a girl. My colors still work, so I’m going to keep on keeping on. You know, in my lapsed-frantic way. The frantic part being yesterday when I decided I was going to finish! the! blanket!
In one day!
Here’s what the blanket looked like when I started yesterday:
Do you have weird stuff on your coffee table? Here’s what’s on my coffee table (besides the usual mail and piles of magazines). Goat cookies.
A math field day plaque. (It’s Weston’s. He uses it as a coaster….)
Little guys! Where did they come from?
Dungeons & Dragons! I so don’t understand this game.
Oh, the baby blanket! SEE????? That’s exactly why these baby blankets aren’t finished yet.
Here’s what the baby blanket looked like at the end of the day.
Notice that it’s STILL NOT DONE. (However, also note that it took me four months to crochet half the blanket and a few hours yesterday to crochet nearly half of the rest of it. What’s up with that?)
The main part of the blanket is now close to finished. It lacks two more sections of striping then the edging and flower accents. I’m going to finish it today.
And then I’m going to start the other one!!!
Then I’m going to start baby blankets for my non-existent grandchildren. My children are still teenagers, of course. But in light of my normal pace of baby blanket production, I’m thinking that starting now is a good idea!
Did you finish your winter project? What’s on your coffee table?