Made this baby blanket (Mayflower Baby Blanket) from the Caron website out of what was supposed to be NO DYE LOT Caron PerfectMatch Royal Blue. I had bought 12 skeins of this from Herrschners a few years ago and it came 4 skeins to a pack. Since there's no dye lot number on this yarn, I just kept grabbing a new skein when I needed one. Apparently, the NO DYE LOT doesn't really mean what it says, since there were obviously dye lot differences between the skeins I used on this afghan. Of course, I didn't notice this darker stripe until the blanket was all done, washed, and blocked. So instead of a rather nice baby blanket, it's now a cat blanket.
Monday, September 14, 2009
"Enchanting Diamonds" baby afghan made with Bernat Ice Christmas in Ice White. This yarn has a sparkly gold thread running through it to make the afghan particularly elegant. From Our Best Baby Afghans. Designed by Ann Kirtley; finished September 7, 2009.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
It was one year ago today that my mother died. Seems like just yesterday to me. It's been a hard year without her, even though we lived 1500 miles apart. I'm going to try not to be sad today, but to remember all the laughs we had over the years. I love you, Ma!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Finally finished the ABC Baby Afghan on July 18th,2009. It finished at 41.5" wide x 44" long using a size H (5.0mm) hook. I had to use a size F (4.0mm) hook on the edging, though, or it ruffled like crazy. I also found out that this pattern is in the book Blue Ribbon Afghans from American State Fairs.