A few weeks ago, my sister told me that my niece, who is expecting her first baby in June, is having a boy. Hurray! A boy! (Who am I kidding, I would have said “hurray” if the baby were a girl, too. I like to say “hurray!)
My sister suggested a lightweight cotton baby blanket or the like for the expected wee one. They all live in North Carolina, so wool wouldn’t be as practical. I figured I could make a lightweight stroller blanket without much problem.
Knowing I wouldn’t get a knit blanket finished in time, I sat down and cast on for a simple V-stitch crocheted blanket, seen here:
Have you ever worked on something, and wished so badly for it to to turn out perfectly, that even though you know it’s not turning out quite the way you think it should, you just keep going?
I did that with this blanket. It turned out extremely – OK. Then I tried to put an edging on it, and OH BOY did that not work AT ALL. It was a mess. It was puckering and bunching and ruffling where it shouldn’t ruffle. After fighting with it for a few nights, I finally decided that it was time to let it go. I couldn’t feel good about passing this on to a new generation. It wouldn’t be fair to start out a new life with such a mediocre, lopsided mess keeping him warm.
Never fear, though. I have a Plan B. Yes, another cotton blanket. But one I know will be SO MUCH BETTER. I’m very excited about this new project, I just have to pick up the yarn this weekend. Yarn shopping! Hurray!
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