Crochet: A Study in Blue

Crochet: Study in Blue

Pattern: Rainbow Ripply Baby Blanket
Size: 33 rounds, plus one round of crab stitch
Hook: 5.5mm (US I/9)
Yarns: Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn!” in four shades of blue, completely replicated from the wonderful AFwifeCrochetNut, who hit it out of the park, again. Here’s her blanket: Little Boy Blue. I only changed the darkest color. I found a more…greenish(?) teal for that.

Crochet: Study in Blue, full Crochet: Study in Blue, edge

Do you remember my Study in Pink blanket from last year? Well, I loved it so much I HAD to make it in blue. We were blessed to have a cousin expecting a baby and I knew it’d be the perfect blanket. By the way, she delivered a beautiful baby boy, last month! I think he’s grandma’s tenth or eleventh great grandson. Can you believe that out of thirteen or so great grands, only two are girls? Bananas! I don’t complain because I love love love blue.



just the blues

crab stitch border

Have you made any baby blankets, lately? Do you find yourself gravitating to the same patterns over and over?

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Knitting: Saartje’s baby bootees

lucy's bootsies

Pattern: Saartje’s Bootees [Ravelry link]
Yarn: Aimée, by Louisa Harding Yarns
Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) DPNs
Modifications: Made them in the round, using tips from Hello Yarn, including her superb tutorial for the figure 8 cast-on.

I see these booties all over Etsy. I have for a while, but you know what I saw first? The FREE pattern (right sidebar). I made two pairs (ONE, TWO) for Andrew and a few others as gifts. It’s been a few years since I made my last pair, though.

On Tuesday evening, I went to bed at 8. I don’t know what overcame me, but I was dead tired so I left the kids to my husband and went to bed. 4 hours later, I woke up with the strongest desire to knit. Such a big contrast from when I first began knitting and I would have nightmares about it. Endless rows of purl–I loathed it!

Anyway, I didn’t feel like picking up any projects I already have on the needles; I wanted to cast on! After about 15 minutes, I settled on bootees. The kids were already asleep and the husband was computing downstairs, so I got my yarn and needles and got to work. It took me longer because I forgot my mods, but I had a full bootee in less than 2 hours. I loved that. I went to bed [again] and woke up about 5 hours later to make the next.

I love quick knits. And I am SO glad there’s a baby girl in my family to knit for again. I’m rummaging around Ravelry, looking for the perfect yarn for a February Baby Sweater.


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365.224: tippy-toes
365.224: just some tippy-toes

and another crybaby photo because i’m an evil mother.
this baby fell down
don’t worry! I picked him almost immediately. see? he forgets he only learned to walk 2 months ago.

ok, ok, maybe a little knitting content. a rant: I got bored with the baby sweater I’m knitting. Actually, I’m more anticipating the bored. I finished the body like 4 days ago and have been putting off starting on the sleeves because I just KNOW I’m going to make one and then put the sweater away for like 6 months and then it won’t fit! There’s a reason I love knitting the baby surprise jacket–when you finish knitting the body, VOILA! you also have sleeves! it’s a wonderful surprise.