Where is the year going? 1st July tomorrow and this is my first blog post of the year. To be honest I think I lost my cro-jo again, and maybe my craft-jo too… but I think I found it again. I hope so, anyway!
In February, I started baby blankets for a colleague who had twins. They’re now nearly six months old and I just finished the second one this morning, but better late than never! I decided to make corner-to-corner blankets using the granny stitch, with Stylecraft Special DK yarn. I used White and Silver in both blankets, and added Aspen to one and Aster to the other. Initially I wasn’t sure about the Aspen but now that it’s finished I really like it!
Blankets aren’t usually my favourite thing to make, I just don’t have the patience to make large adult sized blankets. However baby blankets are different and I like making them as gifts, choosing a different colour and/or pattern for each one.
Why did these take so long to do? I have no idea. It wasn’t a conscious decision to not pick up my hook as regularly I was used to doing, I just didn’t. It took me nearly five months to finish the first of these blankets, and once it was done I went straight onto the second. It was like something clicked again in my head, and I was back in the crochet zone! I’m determined not to lose it again so I’m going to dive straight back into one a shawl that I started at the end of last year that’s been languishing at the bottom of my project bag.
Head down, hook out, crochet!
Wondering if Crochet and the Cat is still active on here. I recently crocheted a blanket and needed advice on how to stop my cat pawing it and making it loopy!
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Hi! Sorry for the late response. I’m lucky in that my cat doesn’t really paw at my blankets, so I’m not sure what the best thing to recommend would be! Sometimes she does try to sit on me when I’m working on I one, and I usually manage to distract her by throwing a scrap piece of yarn.
Not to worry about a late reply – I pop in and out of wordpress myself too. My cats aren’t so bad when I am working on something, though as I write this I spy my little boy looking up at me with hope for a cosy lap …. however, it’s the finished blankets they seem to favour. I made this huge crochet blanket recently and when I put it on the bed one cat just struggled getting a good grip on it, slipping about all the time, eventually clawing, pulling the loops! grrr!