take a "bow"…

I spotted an absolutely beautiful baby blanket over at posie gets cozy and I made it my mission to conquer it. I am pretty much horrible at blankets….(think about it, people, how many ripple afghans have I started? and how many have I finished and posted here??) I have always stuck to mostly scarves, hats and the occasional baby item, such as booties or a poncho. I don’t know what it is about blankets, but I just tend to steer clear of them.

when I read Alicia’s pattern for her Tiramisu blanket, I decided….I can do this! her pattern directions are way easy to follow, which is a major plus for me. (if I can’t read your pattern, it just ain’t gonna happen, no matter how cute the project is.)

the blanket only took two days to make, interrupted by a full day of drying time, thanks to Zander! long story short, I’ll try to remember not to place my coffee right next to me on the arm of the couch while I crochet. (live and learn!)

Alicia used a chocolate brown ribbon on her blanket, but I had this organza stuff laying around, so it’s what I used. not sure what I’ll end up using yet. this will be a gift for a friend of mine who is due in August, and expecting a girl. I’ll have to wait and see what her nursery colours are going to be….

this was a fun, easy project and it’s definitely broken me in, as far as blankets go. now, I’m finding myself “google-ing” crochet blanket patterns to try! (ah…Google, second only to flickr!)I think my favourite part of this blanket is the adorable bow tied in the corner.(how irresistible is that?!)

I really love the way it turned out and feel quite accomplished, having actually “finished”it.

so now,……. I will take a “bow”.

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5 comments on this post.
  1. Laurie:

    Kalurah,
    Good for you, you made the tiramisu blanket! I love the light colored yarn you used(however, that blanket would look cute in any color!)I have a whole new appreciation for finishing things I’ve started since becoming a mom. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? I’m new to crocheting(just learned over Easter and I’ve only made mini-blankets and scarves), so I can’t read patterns yet, but I would love to try a lot of Alicia’s patterns. Have you seen her pattern for a capelet? It’s so cute! Ah, someday…

  2. kalurah:

    Thanks, Laurie. I have seen that capelet. Very cute. did you see the one I made for a friends baby? it’s here on my blog. good luck in your crocheting adventures!!

  3. Laurie:

    Kalurah,
    I love the baby shoes and poncho(and the gauntlets, for that matter–I had no idea that’s what they were called. Is that yarn kinda itchy though?). The real story though is the felt fabric you used inside the shoes. Excellent choice. That vintage childhood fabric adds such a sweetness to everything. Gives me a hankerin’ for some diaper cake. Mmmm…Eew. But that was beautiful too.

  4. kalurah:

    Laurie,
    no, the yarn I used on the gauntlets is super soft! and thanks for all your kind comments on my stuff. do you have a blog yet or web address? let me know, so I can check out your newest endeavors.

  5. Laurie:

    Kalurah,
    I don’t have a blog or a website. I don’t even have a dishwasher. I have a cell phone, but I never charge it, so I basically don’t have one of those either. Our house was built in the 1930′s and often times I feel like I’m a housewife from the 30′s(though I’m sure none of them ever had a nasty Starbucks habit like I do). But I like it that way. My husband and I own a pub in Monterey. THAT has a website if you ever want to check it out. It’s http://www.lbpmonterey.com. Read the local news and the menu if you’re in the mood for a laugh. Can’t wait to see what you bake up with all that unsalted butter!