I got two turn tables and a microphone.
That has nothing to do with anything I am about to say. I finished a blanket. I even used a sewing machine and feel confident that I could use one again in the future for some basic projects. I am trying to resist making my list of things to make that I had always said I would like to do if I could use a sewing machine. I do believe my mom is giving me a sewing machine, so I have a feeling the projects will begin sooner, rather than later.
Anyway, here is the blanket I made. It isn't perfect, but I do love it and it will actually be kind of hard to give away. Not that I need another baby blanket in this house. As it is I need to go through all the ones we have and secretly get rid of the ones that aren't favorites.
I made crocheted one side of the blanket using Dreambaby DK yarn with a G hook. It took 5 skeins of yarn. I then put on a backing of flannel and trimmed it with pre-trim. (My mom sewed on the trim.)
I am very sorry. I don't take good pictures of my projects at all. I use my phone and natural light when I can. That is about as far as I get.
The entrelac is currently on hold. I don't not like it. It just takes concentration and I didn't have time for it right now. So this is where it stands.
I have started a new blanket. I think it should go pretty fast. It is kind of lacy looking though. Originally I had it in mind for a baby boy, but now that I have seen it, I am not so sure. Thoughts? If you had a boy would you think this was too girly? I am anti-typical gender roles and Rhys was often in a pink blanket because I didn't care, but I know other people do.
I am excited about making more backed blankets. I am wondering how many different patterns of blankets would work well with a backing. Hmmmm.