I finally finished the baby blanket I'd spent the last month or more crocheting for my friend Sara's baby shower! The shower was yesterday at 2pm, and I was just pulling it out of the dryer at 1:45! But hey, it was finished and I am so incredibly proud of myself! I have started many, many crochet projects but never actually finished one! So, for your viewing pleasure, here are a few pictures of the blanket. It is a soft baby yellow and very soft yarn!
This first picture shows how I wrapped it all up for her. I folded it, tied with a silky pink ribbon and placed a hand-made card inside the ribbon. Of course, I still have that terrible habit of making cute on-the-fly cards and sealing them up before I remember I should take a picture of them! The tiny little striped tag opens up to say "I am machine washable! Wash me in warm water and add fabric softener if you'd like. I can even go in the dryer! Just keep the heat nice and low, I only take about 20 minutes to dry completely. :) " I think a lot of people expect a handmade item to be too fragile to wash, but not this one! I washed and dried it myself just to be sure, and it held up beautifully.
Just to show a little detail on the rippled design. It has a divine texture!
This blanket ended up about 52 inches long! I wanted to keep it for myself!
Plenty more crochet projects to come in the future, but to avoid arthritis in my 22-year-old wrists, I am turning my attention to an important sewing project and more wood painting later this week. Keep checking back for new updates, which I had better remember to post!