I usually try not to blog about homemade gifts before they're delivered to the intended recipient, but I'm making a baby blanket I love so much, I can't resist.
Plus, it's not for anyone in particular, but will make a lovely gift for a friend or relative, as one is sure to have a new daughter soon enough. As I wrote in an earlier post, it seems like lots of people are expecting babies these days. Also, I'm posting only an incomplete photo of the blanket I'm making. So, I'm justified, right? (That's my unfinished blanket on the left.)
The blanket is called Faeries, and it's a stitch sampler, which means it incorporates tons of different crochet stitches into one piece.
I'm having a blast matching colors with the variety of stitches the pattern calls for. I'm finding it a great way to eat up tons of different half-skeins of yarn in my stash.
In the version I'm making, I'm using a fuzzy white, creamy yellow, a variegated baby yarn in green and puple, a pinkish-red, three different shades of bona-fide pink and two shades of solid green.
However, it's almost done, and next, I'm itching to try a version for a boy in blues, whites and browns.
Here are a few photos of the author's finished blanket: