Monday, April 21, 2008
Here's a picture of Layla on the heart blanket I made for her. I like how it turned out. The Baby Blanket with Embossed Hearts turned out pretty good, considering I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn and US 8 instead of the called for cotton yarn and US 10. I asked a friend to crochet a scallop edge to "frill" it up a bit. I think it helped the look of it. I didn't measure the size, but I can see it is much smaller then the pattern's finished size. Not surprising since I did use a smaller needle and yarn. I guess one of these days I am going to have to learn how to gauge my yarn. The yarn isn't too bad. It feels a bit ruff when it is new, but then you wash it and it gets super soft! I went with this yarn because I just don't have the money to buy the Muench/GGH Goa called for (9 skeins at $8.75 each!!).
Now I am working on a cute and easy pattern I found: Tribble. (see pattern link on side bar) I am very excited about this because I have so much left over cotton yarn from all the washcloths I have made. I didn't know what to do with it, and now I can use this pattern and make some great gifts! Unfortunately I also found a great book, so I have to choose what I am going to do.