I think it’s probably a good sign when the hobby of choice that I spend my “vacation” time on is also the work I’m taking a vacation from. Ideal, isn’t it? I used that little shop break as a chance to work on a few projects I’d wanted to begin but didn’t have the time for during a busy Christmas season in my shop. I’ve wanted to try a round blanket for a while (inspired once again by the talented Casey and her beautiful crochet—she makes such fun ripple blankets), and I found this pattern, which I used (with a few variations) to make this cute baby blanket.
I was so glad it snowed before I took these pictures—I have a feeling this blanket just wouldn’t look right photographed against bright leaves and grass. Doesn’t it look so wintry? I crocheted it in a really lovely, comfortable off-white yarn, and I love the unique style of this blanket.
And, as always, bobbles are a delight on baby blankets. Little ones love to play with them, and they add such a fun detail. (Even just looking at those neat, tidy rows of stitches makes me feel calm and happy . . . tell me I’m not the only crazy lady who is comforted by rows of crochet stitches . . . )
The pattern designer requests that these blankets not be sold in online shops (a detail I really wish I’d noticed before I started working on this blanket), so for now, this one’s adding a little granny chic style to the sofa in my living room. I kind of like it there, but I think