Basically this entire weekend was dedicated to a baby blanket project. I started this blanket back in the winter, late in January I think, and I've been working on it here and there ever since. Mostly, I've worked on it when I was visiting my parents as there are less things to distract me when I'm away from home. I got 3/4 of it done by Easter and then my progress halted as school kept me pretty busy and I didn't feel all that motivated to finish it. The baby's due date was this week but I won't be seeing the family until the middle of the month, so that was my goal. I watched about 3 or 4 movies yesterday while finishing the blanket and it's finally done. I literally started at 10am and finished around 6:30pm, barely leaving the couch. This is the first blanket I've ever attempted and by far my largest yarn project. It's very cuddly, so I hope that makes up for the fact its corners aren't quite square. I'll be getting plenty of practice this summer, though. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, it's babypalooza in my social circle and there are three more babies on their way by mid-September between my close friends and family members. I am already working on my next blanket for a shower in July. Then there's another shower in late August, so they're spaced nicely. I don't think there will be a shower for the other baby on my list because it's the fourth for that family, but I'll still be making a blanket for the new little boy or girl.
Here are a couple of close-ups. I'll get a picture of the whole thing tomorrow when I can take it outside and get natural light. Inside at night, the whole thing looks yellow, which it's not.
And everyone needs a matching hat!
P.S.- Baby boy was born this week and he's a cutie! Mom and baby are doing just fine and are home from the hospital.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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