My youngest sister is leaving for camp this morning, so I decided to squeeze in an early morning blog post while I could. Hopefully some crafting will get done today. It definitely did last night! I was able to finish the chevron baby blanket (Ravelry link)! It really is a lovely pattern, and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I finished it exactly as the pattern said, although because I used acrylic I also killed the fabric to get it to lie flat. I have to say, I love killing acrylic (it's really not as ominous as it sounds). The drape, sheen, and texture of the fabric change so much, it is almost like magic! So now I'm off to browse more patterns. Happy Saturday!
The chevron blanket is progressing really nicely, and is using up a good bit of stash yarn! After doing two rows of colors, I decided to plan out my progress a little, and also added a darker skein of turquoise yarn to the mix. I am planning on following the pattern and doing 11 rows of colors. This pattern is great in that it is easy enough to do while watching TV or carrying on conversation, yet not so easy that it is boring. And as I said before, I adore chevrons!
I learned something about myself today. Aside from having addictions to crafts of all kinds, DIY projects, puppies, chocolate, and food in general, I may also have an addiction to chevrons. Fortunately for me, this is very much in style right now!
Some time back back I had started a chevron baby blanket (Ravelry linkfor charity in an attempt to use up some acrylic yarn in my stash. Today I revisited it, only to discover that I had grossly misread the pattern. *sigh* So I frogged what I had (fortunately only about 15 rows of single crochet) and started over, this time with more success. Even made it to the second color! Hopefully this project will be done soon, as I am already running low on things to watch during it. Which reminds me, any shows you are currently hooked on that maybe I should try? I'll watch pretty much anything. :)
The pattern is the chevron baby blanket with a straight edge from the Eat, Knit, and DIY blog. It's a lovely updated version of the classic chevron crochet blanket, adding a straight edge to it later. The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver (white), TLC (orange), and I Love This Yarn (teal). It goes pretty quickly, and the color changes help to keep it interesting.