Sunday, May 1, 2011

Boy, Oh Boy!

It's MAY! I am happy to be making a post on the First Day of May...rather than the middle of May and then again at the end. I still have no idea what happened to April! I can't believe it escaped me so quickly!

As I mentioned in my last post, I need to remember my little "personal pledge" for 2011: Finish As Much As Possible. In honor of that promise to myself, I chose to go back to a project that I started.... I don't know when.... Maybe January or February. Some time around then, I realized that nearly everyone was pregnant. Yes, I have baby fever. Yes, I would love one more Little Darling... a Little Darling Jr, I guess :) But I am serious when I say that EveryOne is Preggers! I have never logged on to Facebook and seen so many ultra-sound pictures at one given time in history the way that I have been experiencing now.

Some time ago, I started a slew of projects for my pregnant friends and new mamas. I finished the girl set, and I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror. Me?! Finishing something? What?? Yeap! I did! Didn't I? And I am about to do it again with this project. I now have 3 friends who are having baby boys.

So I have this little blanket for a friend who is due this summer. It's about big enough for a carrier blanket. As with the girlie set, I am going to make a larger blanket...and a little cardigan and hat.

I really like the colors. I think they are fun and cute.
But I want to do something different for the larger blanket. I love, Love, LOVE making granny squares. They are so much fun, but I think, for the larger blanket... I will make it out of hexagons instead. I made some, but I won't show them yet. I am not 100% sure if I am excited enough about them to keep making more. Now that I look at them, I feel like I might be soon changing my mind and going back to some variation of squares.

And as for what else will be in the baby basket... I don't know. I find it difficult to come up with things for little boys. Less color options. Less clothing options. Less crochet stitch and pattern options. So everything will be completely up in the air for this project. The only thing I know for sure is that I will be finishing it soon. I have another little boy basket to create by this summer as well. The crazy of it: I think both friends are due nearly at the same time--WILD!

So this will give me some Opportunities to try new color combos and new patterns. I can't reveal much for now, but I can tell you this..............

For this project, I will be using these colors, in this yarn as well as 100% cotton yarn for the clothing items.

Yup, that's all I got.


And if you live in my city, or have a thing for horses...



  1. oh you tried it already, great! Thank you for replying to the tutorial. I will use the hearts in my thank-you-creation after the wedding... :-) That is why there are so many. And no, that is not in the text above the tutorial, haha.
    Love, Maaike

  2. I am in love with the cute little hearts. I really liked Lucy's idea of putting them on a treet. That's really cute. I am always looking for home decor ideas!

  3. Many thanks for visiting my blog. Love granny crochet, there is something about it. I really do like the flowers in hexagons in a post further down, very pretty.
    As for the yarn stash, have no guilt as there are much worse things that you could be buying, at least it is useful and colourful.