Monday, August 08, 2011

Baby Blanket. . .

These last seven weeks have been busy ones for our family. With two grandsons born within 2 1/2 weeks of each other, I haven't had much time for sewing or crafting. I haven't minded one little bit! ;o) My daughter, son-in-law and summer grandbaby #1 immigrated from our home in Colorado to North Carolina last Saturday. I'll miss them. A lot. Fortunately, summer grandbaby #3 is due in a week, and I'll be heading to their home soon to whip up some home-cooked meals, give some TLC to the new parents, scrub the floors, bathe some preschoolers and rock a new little granddaughter. I can't wait! In the meantime...


I don't crochet much. Mostly simple things, like scarves or an occasional afghan. Last week I decided to try my hand at a baby blanket for our soon-to-be granddaughter. I wanted to make it simple because I didn't feel like counting stitches. I bought this soft baby yarn and am about halfway done with the blanket. It's a quick project. I just made a chain of 115 stitches and did an easy double crochet across each row. There are some awesome tutorials on how to crochet on the internet if you're interested. I love how it's turning out -- not too heavy with kind of a lacy feel. I'll probably add a scalloped border around the edge.


I'm looking forward to getting back to creating some new projects in a few weeks, but it's felt good to be more involved in serving my family. Sometimes it's a good to remember that there are things much more important than sewing, painting, or Mod Podge. Ya know?

10 comments:

Jan said...

This is beautiful -- love it! And hooray for more of those precious grandbabies!!

Lynn said...

What a blessing that you can be there for your children when there are new babies to care for. Grandmas love to rock babies!

Bonecrusher said...

This blanket is ADORABLE! I am so excited for my little daughter to rest in such lavish style and comfort. THANKS!

~Carla~ said...

Beautiful! It looks so delicate & feminie! Love it! :)

Shannon said...

I think it's funny when "bonecrusher" comments on a craft blog. Seriously, though, it is beautiful!!

Brittney said...

I seriously love that you take the time for each of your grandbabies and their families. It is truly inspiring! I want to be able to do that for each of my 4 girls when they start their families! I think it is such a blessing for the families and the grandmas! Way to go, keep cuddling those babies! :)

Mia said...

Ditto Shannon's comment! I love the blanket. It looks so soft and cuddly. I can't wait for the next wee one. Three babies in one summer is amazing.

Connie said...

I love the small crocheted blankets and so do my grandchildren. I have one that I keep at my house especially for the babies at nap time.

Congrats on the grandbabies. Such blessings and you are a blessing to your family with all the service you give them.

gail said...

awww, what a pretty (sweet) gift! a new grandbaby! how wonderful!
have fun,
gail

Annie of Blue Gables said...

My son, his wife and 5 (count 'em FIVE) of my grand children moved to NC as well. What's with THAT?????

I miss them
~a