I just finished up my first "big" crochet project--a sweet little baby blanket (which is why I'm not really sure if it can be called a big project . . . but it's the biggest I've attempted so far) and I love it!
I saw this blanket over at Tales from Cuckoo Land a few weeks ago and just couldn't get it out of my head--I love how it's feminine (but not too feminine), cutesy (but not too cutesy), ruffly (but not too ruffly) . . . it's perfect.
So I made a version of it using her tutorial and instructions and I'm crazy about it. And Forrest took it for a test run and gave it two drooly-slime-covered thumbs up! I hadn't even considered this beforehand, but he had so much fun playing with the little bobble stitches--it was a good stitch to use for a baby blanket! (You can see more pictures [and, idunno, buy it] right over here in my etsy shop.)
(EDITED: I've written a FAQ post about this blanket HERE! Check it out if you have any questions.)
And we've been having such gorgeous weather lately, we couldn't just go right back inside after taking the baby-trial-run pictures! You can't waste perfect weather like this, especially since I know it'll only be a few weeks before we're swimming through 300% humidity (why, Iowa, why?).