Sunday, July 20, 2008

Show and Tell Blanket



This week I'm going to show off the first blanket I made. It's crocheted and it was a Christmas gift for my mother two years ago.


It's white, red and green. You can't really see it but there is a red and then green border around the out side. It seemed like it took forever to make it, but it was so worth it in the end. On Christmas eve we went to a Buffalo Bills Football game and I had to work on it all the way there (3 hours). Then again on the way home. I got up early Christmas morning to finish it up. Then I had to give it to my mom and ask for it back cause it still had loose ends hanging off the back.
She was sweet though cause when she opened it she asked me where I bought it. Then almot a year later (1 week after Thanksgiving in 07) my mom's house almost burnt down because of a malfunctioning carosene heater. It smuldered in their basement for 2 hours before they woke up. I was so happy when the dry cleaner place was able to get it clean. The soot that settled throughout the house pretty much ruined everything. I was going to be really upset if my first piece of work was ruined. But happily it wasn't.
I'm sure I'll be sharing some more of my pieces work in the future!

6 comments:

  1. Wow! You have some serious patience! How long did it take from start to finish!?

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  2. Very pretty. Such talent you have.

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  3. Very pretty! I crochet too. Though I only know one stitch at this point because I'm too lazy to teach myself a new one. :) I've been working on baby blankets for the past two years. I start every one hoping it will be for my children then end up giving them as gifts to my pregnant friends.

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  4. That is a beautiful pattern! I love making blankets and I know the kind of patience it takes to finish a large scale piece like that! Great job; I know your mom loved it!

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