Henry's Blanket

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eliann's picture
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Henry's Blanket

Well here is my LO's first mommy made blanket. It's very thick and he's not likely to use it as a blanket for awhile, but maybe a play mat. It's about 1/3 of the way done.

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I love the colors, Elizabeth!! Biggrin TFS!!

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Wow! It's looking great! Is that an online pattern or one from a book?

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I love that! What awesome choices for colors.

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You did a great job! I love the pattern you used.

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Thanks! The pattern is from Sarah London. She is an aussie that sells her crochet patterns on her website. Its very easy, its the same 2 stitches over and over. I like the colors, I know its not very "baby" looking, but I tend to gravitate towards bright rather than pastels most of the time.

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looks awesome! I wish I could do that.... crafty not me lol

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Is this knitted or crocheted? Very cool, I like the colors too. Pastel = girly to me and bold colors say boy to me. Is it the same colors as the nursery?

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Crocheted. I knit too, but I crochet better than I knit. The colors do match the nursery a bit. I'm using lots of orange, teal and grey.

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Love the colors! Very pretty and creative! I'm sure he will love it! Smile

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Ooooh, love the colours! It is nice that it is not too "baby"ish because he can use it and love it for years and years! Those colours would make a great room theme for an older boy.

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Love it!

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"eliann" wrote:

Crocheted. I knit too, but I crochet better than I knit.

I'm the same. I do both but I'm better at crocheting and enjoy it more.

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When my little brother was coming, my mom was doing one of those "kit" blanket things, where you have some plastic-y mat and put the pieces of yarn in with some kind of hook thingy? ANYWAY, I took over for a bit - and it was a PAIN. So I commend you for taking on something like that! It's awesome looking, looks nice and warm!

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It looks awesome! I so wish I could be crafty like that. I just don't think I have the patience. Smile

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Yeah I guess learning to crochet took a bit of patience, but now that I know how to do it, its a good stress reliever for me. Its such an easy pattern that I dont have to count or anything, I can watch tv while doing it. Knitting however can be a tad more stressful for me because I have to pay attention more closely.

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Jessica those are called hook blankets I think and I agree - very tedious. My grandma made this huge rug like that and I remember it taking FORever. My cousin and I would work on it as well and it was so slow... BUT my parents have it now and it's quite a nice rug! Crocheting is nothing like that. I tried knitting once and it was way overwhelming. I already have to reteach myself crocheting every time i do it; I cant imagine relearning knitting!

Elizabeth have you ever knitted on a loom? I've made all of our stockings that way. They come out really well. You can also do hats and socks and other things on a loom.

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I've never knitted on a loom. I just learned to knit on a circular needle and switching to double pointed needles and that was tough for me. I actually can follow patterns very well in the flat, doing more complex stitches. But shaping things is difficult for me. I would need a lot of focus to make any kind of clothing.