It's done! This is the baby blanket/play mat I started as a distraction during report cards. I didn't get very far with it until summer vacation started, but it was a great project to bring for a cottage weekend with family. Mindless, repetitive crochet was a great addition to the weekend.
|The blanket measures about 30" by 30."|
I made this blanket last year in creamy white for a friend's little guy. She says he still loves it...loves running his fingers over the texture of it. She also informs me it washes up well (washer and dryer friendly). From what I know about baby things, that's important. ;)
I have another big ball of sunny yellow and another big ball of creamy white. Anybody want a blanket? I would do a custom order for $40.00.
|An up-close shot of the texture (with slightly skewed colour).|
|Simple tweed-stitch border, finished off with a slip-stitch edge.|
Also, just because, I had a great shopping trip to the big Ten Thousand Villages in New Hamburg yesterday. Check out this beautiful basket I got for our attic hangout space. ($29.00 AND fair trade!)
It's meant to hold blankets, the remote and the cases from whatever DVDs we happen to be watching lately.
|Our Christmas afghan became an everyday afghan. It's just the right colour for our (mostly beige) upper floor.|
|Basket detail: it's wrapped in recycled sari fabric.|
|Complements my crafty pillow pretty nicely, don't you think?|