October 29, 2013

Finally a Finished Crochet Project


There's nothing like a self-imposed deadline to get me to finish a project.  I made this vintage airplane blanket for my grandson's birthday.  The party was October 20, but I didn't finish it in time to give it to him at the party, which was pretty much my whole point.


This is the birthday spread at my son and daughter-in-law's house.  The theme was "Come Fly With Me", and if you look closely, you will see an airplane in the background suspended from the light fixture.  I took a picture of it last month with my iPhone and went from there.

I crocheted mightily trying to get it done in time for the birthday party, but alas, I didn't.  I had to release my angst over this and move on.  He wouldn't like it nearly as much as his "humpDAY" camel!


My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was very young, too young to remember.  This is my first finished crocheted blanket since I made one my senior year in high school.  

This is made by making three-inch granny squares.  I used I Love This Cotton from The Hobby Lobby and a size F crochet hook.


It is very soft, and I am very happy with it.  I already have two more granny sqaure blankets in the hopper and one knitted one.


This is the Mitered Cross Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting.  I only need to put it together and add a border.


And more awesome squareness.  

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