Monday, June 28, 2010

Baby Season

Ever since my friend, Rachael had baby Jack, I have been crocheting non-stop. Three (yes, I said three!) of my co-workers (Ashley, Jessica and Breann) found out they were pregnant around the same time, and both Aimee and Amy are now expecting.

Because of the baby boom, I had my Grandma teach me how to use my sewing machine. :) I made Ashley a couple of receiving blankets, a bib and a burp cloth in purple checks. She loved them so much she used one of the blankets for baby Aubrey's homecoming! For Jessica I crocheted the same pattern as baby Jack's blanket, only in pink. I made her a receiving blanket/bib set as well. Baby Abby was born the day before Baby Aubrey, and both girls are beautiful!

Breann isn't due until September, but I already have her gift finished for Baby Landon. I crocheted her a granny square blanket in white, blue, green and yellow. I also made her a receiving blanket/bib set with a cute neutral nursery theme. Her baby shower is in less than a month, and I can't wait to give them to her!

As for Aimee and Amy, I have already started a new blanket for Aimee's baby boy due at the end of September, and I want to pick out some new material to make receiving blanket/bib sets for both of them.

I am so happy for all of my friends, and can't wait to see the rest of the babies!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Baby Jack's Blanket

I found out my friend, Rachael was pregnant when she was already starting her third trimester. We hadn't seen each other since August, and since each of our lives had been pretty crazy this past year, we hadn't been able to keep in touch. So when I learned she was pregnant and already in the middle of her 6th month, I was disappointed that I wouldn't have enough time to make her a blanket. Or so I thought!

I was going through an old pattern book that my Grandma sent me, and came across a pattern for a "Carriage Cover". Basically, it's a small blanket that has a lot of lacy holes in it, and is used to cover a stroller during sunny days. The baby doesn't get sun in it's eyes, but there are enough holes in the blanket for air to get through easily. I still wasn't sure I would have enough time to finish it, but I thought I may as well try.

This blanket ended up taking me less than a month to complete! Someone who was able to work on it every day would be able to finish it in only a couple of weeks. Wow! What a quick pattern!

Rachael is a week and a half from her due date now, and I was able to drop the blanket off last night. Let me know what you think!

Breann's Hat and Scarf

So my friend, Breann, decided to move to New York a few months ago. Since it was winter, I decided to make her a hat and scarf to take with her. Her favorite color is orange, so when I went shopping I hunted for any yarn that had orange in it. I finally found the perfect color! I found a quick pattern online and finished them an hour or so before her going away party. :)

P.S.- After about two months, Breann missed her family so much that she moved back to Arizona. LOL