My sister is having her third baby late next month and since she's pretty well equipped with baby gear and clothing I had the idea to make the new baby (MaryJane McIntosh...she'll be named after my mom which I think is pretty darn cute) a blanket.
I've made one other blanket...it's rainbow colored, about seven feet long, and narrow on one end then twice as wide on the other. Oh and it took me three years to complete it. So to crochet a blanket in about 10 weeks that is actually even on both sides was a significant accomplishment considering my lack of hand/eye coordination.
I triumphantly finished it on Wednesday night.
I even called my mom to shamelessly brag about it.
It's white and brown and pink.
And it's done.
I think one of my very favorite feelings on this earth is successfully learning how to make something new.
And then I didn't have quite enough yarn to make one last row on the blanket so I made one long single chain to wrap around the gift like ribbon.
This is my new favorite idea and makes me extra eager to start wrapping Christmas gifts...can't you just see a few big thick chains wrapped around a gift?
Cannot wait to give it to my sister.