Sunday, January 13, 2013

For The Seahawks Fans!

Given that today is a big playoff game, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my recent creation for a Seahawk fan in my life. Do you have one in yours? I have a few and unfortunately we are not a Seahawk family, well, until my Uncle married one! (Love you, Aunt Karen!!) My husband is a Vikings fan, I have been a Jaguars fan since they were created and the rest of the family is mostly Raiders fans.

The story behind this creation started when my Dad visited and attended my sons 3rd birthday party, noticed all the crochet laying around the house and commented on how I should "knit him a sweater." Silly Dad, I crochet! Anyways, since I wasn't about to attempt to make a sweater, I decided that a blanket is just as warm and cozy. Not to mention, I made it in his favorite team colors, SEAHAWKS! I used the same ripple pattern from the exchange gift in my previous post and I think it turned out pretty good.

Gotta have that fierce green in there!

The whole sha-bang!

I don't think it turned out too bad and it's good for some team spirit! Hopefully he will like it.... and hopefully everyone is enjoying the big game right now (if you are a football fan, that is). 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Another Crocheted Blanket!

Been absent again (naughty me!) and once this little bundle arrives, I am sure I will be absent for a little bit again. I constantly think about this blog, what to post/share and I just do not have the time/energy for it lately. This should all change in due time, please be patient with me :)

On to a positive note, I have a new creation to share with you. Well, not so much new since it was a White Elephant exchange gift for the family Christmas party, but like I said, I have had many ideas in the works for here and this is where I am going to start.

I have decided that making blankets is something I might do for awhile since they always seem to be such big hits. Plus, I like putting thought in to my gifts. In case you don't remember, here is the blanket I made for last years gift exchange.

This year, I took a different approach and decided not to follow a basic crochet pattern. I kind of made it up as I went a long. I knew that I wanted to do circles in squares and then stitch them together separately to created an edging to each square.

Here is the whole blanket. I literally finished it a few hours before the Christmas party!

Notice the raised stitches bordering each square?

Finished it with a basic scallop edging, because every blanket isn't complete without an edging :)

Like my usual self, I was worried the whole time about people liking it, the colors, the concept while I was creating this little masterpiece. Thankfully, it was enjoyed by all and the person who picked it already has a blanket I made for her in her home! You can see that one here.
If you are interested in the pattern I used to make this, please let me know and I can type it out in another post. Thank goodness I wrote it down! I have extra squares for a possible second blanket!