|Baby Blanket Squares|
|Yellow Rose Bush|
I seem to have set myself a bit of a challenge when I decided to use the yarn I had in my stash for the baby blanket! I discovered that I had a quantity of white yarn, some pink yarn, two shades of blue yarn and a dark red that had been bought for specific projects (sweaters), lots of leftovers in darker shades of blue and grey, some novelty yarn bought to make scarves, and not much in the way of neutral pastel shades which are suitable for a baby of either sex!
In general, I like to use mint green, pale lemon yellow, lilac, or the variegated baby yarn which has a mix of these pastel colors, when I am making baby blankets. I had enough of the pastel shades to make the granny square centers, each with a unifying yellow edging, surrounded by several rows of white. I made a total of six of these larger squares, each approximately 12 inches square. It is a good length, but it needs to be wider.
|Long enough but too narrow|
I have been thinking of ways to make it wider - crochet a central band? Add a wider border on the two sides? Or, make three more 12-inch squares to make it a 36-inch square blanket (plus a border)? I have enough of the pink and blue pastel baby yarn to make the centers for them, but, I don't have enough yellow! Shall I introduce another color to the mix? I have some lilac colored yarn I could use in lieu of the yellow. I don't want it to look totally scrappy, either. Should I make those squares entirely white? Or...should I buy some pale yellow yarn for the purpose? What do you think?
In the meantime, while I ponder on what to do, I have been walking around the garden and looking at the roses:
|Love to see them open up|
|Each is a bit of perfection in itself|
|Had to lift this up to photograph as it was too heavy for the stem!|
These past few days, I've been grateful for:
- My yarn stash
- Time in which to play with yarn
- Sunny and warm spring days
- Roses and fresh oranges
- Ladybugs on aphid control on the rose bushes!
My joyful activities have been crocheting, watching TV while I crochet, and gardening.
How is your weekend coming along? What do you think I should do to widen the baby blanket?