I know I'm not a prolific writer, but 2 months?! Where the heck have I been? Oh, that's right, sitting on my couch, a slave to yarn. 2010/11 has been the year that everyone has up and decided to have babies, and it appears that I'm the only one in my generation of cousins and grandchildren that has shown any devotion to fiber arts. Hence, the blanket making has fallen to me. It's completely a self-appointed position, so I really can't complain. I have, however, learned that I am an extremely slow blanket maker. On average it's taking me 2 to 3 months of stealing moments in the evenings and forcing myself to sit for great lengths on the weekends. One would think lounging around doing nothing but working with your hands would be kind of a luxury, but I have found that I'm a lot antsier than I ever realized.
In addition to being elbows deep in blanket making, all of the parents to be have decided that it would be great fun to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. Fun for them. Tedious for me! Since I refuse to stick to the old standby of pastel green and yellow, this has forced me to think a little outside of the color box.
This blanket is for my brother-in-law and his soon-to-be wife's baby. I'm pretty sure she won't be googling me anytime soon, so I doubt this is spoiling their Christmas present. The color inspiration is tropical water and red coral. Sure it's mostly blue hues, but they're not baby blue, so I think it would look fine in a girl's room too.
I made another blanket late this past summer for my best friend Amanda's first baby. Like an idiot I forgot to take a picture of it before she hauled it away to Utah. Oh well, here is the pattern at least. Again, completely gender neutral.
Once Christmas settles down into the ol' winter grind and gift crafting gets shut down, I will be starting yet another...Yeah you guessed it...Gender neutral baby blanket! See you next April! (No not really, but man these things take me forever to crochet!)