Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Crocheting

I think my playing around recently with the knitted and crocheted blocks for the Cancer Quilts, has put the crochet bug into me! Look what I've been up to the last couple of days.
My niece is expecting a baby next month ~ her due date is February 29th ~ and I was at a lost as to what to make for her. I looked at so many baby samplers recently and nothing was appealing to me. So on a Saturday shopping trip with Carrie, she convinced me to make a baby blanket instead. I love the yarn, its called Baby Softee and its gorgeous and light feeling. I picked out the variegated colour first and then went with the blue and mauve. Although my strong feeling is that Sandra is having a boy...you can never until he/she arrives.

Its a dull day here and snowing quite a bit now. I guess winter has decided that its back again and no more comfy temp's for us. I don't mind the snow but its just so dark....
Of course fresh snow always makes the dogs a little frisky. I had a hard time getting Kelsey to stay still long enough to get a picture of her. I have about 8 blurry ones and only one where I was able to get a clear shot of her.

20 comments:

SmileyCarrie said...

Darn! Mine look different than yours... help!!!! lol Aren't we making the same blanket? lol

Becky K in OK said...

Kelsey is soooo cute. Love the squares.

Stephanie said...

You've been busy with the crocheting! Looking forward to seeing the finished blanket, it will be gorgeous I'm sure!

Kelsey is very cute!

Kelly said...

Aww.. I love Kelsey! She's so freaking cute!

Your crocheting looks great! I think Sandra is going to have a boy too :) Or atleast I hope she does!

xstitch.nl said...

LOL... Carrie's comment cracked me up!! The baby blankets are going to be wonderful, I'll bet! Both of them... :o)

Carolien said...

Your squares look lovely, Wendy!

Greetings, Carolien

Itching To Stitch said...

The baby blanket is going to be adorable ;)

Barbara said...

Love the crochet you've been busy with!!!

Michele said...

love the colors of the blanket .. yummy!

Kelsey is such a cutie :)

Jessica said...

Hi Wendy!

I am glad that you decided to visit my blog. I love the blanket that you are doing for your neice, I can't wait for my Mom to make stuff too! Yeh, Lucy is going to be a pain. NO WAY! NO BREEDING! She is pain enough w/o being pregnant! LOL
Talk to you later!

Jessica

Carla said...

Nice squares! Is the blanket going to be a combination of blue and mauve squares??

Beatrice said...

I love the squares...wonderful choice of color. Nice job.
Kelsey is such a nice looking little dog. Our dogs love the snow as well!!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, so the crochet bug has hit! Good for you. It is so much fun making baby things. I miss that. Enjoy

DaisyGirl said...

Hi Wendy,
I am looking for a cross stitch pattern, so I'd love if you'd trade with me! Email me @ bearthread1@yahoo.com
Love your squares! I can't crochet, but I can knit. Go figure!
Thanks, Donna

Crazee4books said...

Hi Wendy,

Kelsey looks a little woe begotten standing there in the snow. She's a sweet looking dog.

You've certainly got your hands, and needles (hook) full with all those knitted and crocheted squares to make into blankets. My Mom and the ladies at the residence where she lives make squares for blankets too. Theirs go to our local hospital.

It's a great idea, and doing something like that while waiting for a medical appointment gives people a feeling that they're accomplishing something while they wait.

Your Carriage House Alphabet is coming along nicely. I like the elephant in the E square. You're wise to use DMC threads when you can, and the variegated when it'll show up best.

I really like Home of a Needleworker too. LHN designs are so much fun to stitch, and seem to suit a lot of us and our tastes.

I think that your niece will love the baby blanket that you're making for her. Love the blue and pink colour choices that you've made for this project.

Cheers!!

Lynn said...

Those squares are going to make a lovely baby blanket! It's great that you're able to do more than one particular craft. You'll never be bored!
Love Kelsey, she's just sooo cute!

Carol said...

Your crocheted squares are so pretty - love that variegated yarn, the colors are pretty. Your pup looks a bit cold there...

stitcherw said...

Your squares look great. I haven't tried to crochet in years, but recently I picked up knitting again. All your lovely squares make me think I should give crochet a go too. Kelsey looks quite happy. Jazmine has also been enjoying the snow and bouncing around in it. I on the other hand really wish winter would be over and done with.
Sue

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a great and different color combination, Wendy. Leave it to you to come up with something exotic! Poor little cold pooch!!! Burrr Hugs, Deb

Tannia said...

Nice Crochet and beautiful colours :) As it begins to cool down under I will be dragging out my knitting :)