Ethan’s New Blanket is finished!
And as the title of this post indicates, trimming the many, many loose threads from this blanket has left little blue and white strings of yarn all over my apartment. I have a feeling I’ll be finding them for days.
This being my first afghan made with blocks I learned a few things. I hope Ethan will forgive the little mistakes here and there – it was made with lots of love!
The blanket has 36 squares.
Joining them all was hard – especially since some were made in rows and others were worked in the round. So there are a few places where things don’t quite match up. And of course, as soon as I started laying them all out to see how things fit, Shinobi insisted on being in the middle of it.
Bad kitty. This is why every gift must be washed then fully inspected before leaving my house.
Now that I’m finished with my first afghan it’s a good time to start on my second. I’m calling this one the Baby Brother Blanket. Ethan’s brother is due to make his debut in mid-March. This will be my first gift to him!
I am not good with picking color schemes (I had a friend who is a graphic designer help me pick the colors for Ethan’s blanket) so for this one I took a color scheme right out of the pattern book. I made some modifications to throw in a little variety, but that’s about it. This blanket will use two square patterns: Lacy Cross and Meadow. The Meadow squares will be in two different color schemes.
My camera made the gold look a lot more orange than it really is. The colors look very nice together. I especially like the green (the colorway is “Seedling” – very fitting!). I think I might buy a bunch of it and make something for myself with it later…but for now, on with the crocheting!