"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Life is a ball of yarn?

Yep...it just rolls along and I am week farther before I blink an eye. Gardening, more fun with friends and preparing for the quilt group tomorrow has kept me from blogging again. In the meantime, I also finished a baby blanket.


My niece is having a baby girl named Abigail Lynn this summer. She is already being referred to as Number 3 Lynn by us in the family. You see I am Number 1 Lynn and Abigail's mommy is Number 2 Lynn. So I wanted to make my little namesake a blanket (click here for the pdf of the pattern) for her mommy and daddy to wrap her up in when she comes home from the hospital.

I did not lay it out very flat so sorry about that. I used 3 colors of baby yarn which is so wonderfully soft. Abigail will have the cuddle factor a little extra when wrapped in this soft afghan.

This is only my fourth crochet finish so I was really pleased when the edging came out so nicely. I searched online for one and used this pattern which worked up very easily.

This beret and scarf have been finished for a couple of weeks and I still had not posted it. I must tell you it is not easy to get a good picture of these without wearing them. *grins* For some reason, my scarf has grown about 60cm in length since I finished it. Is that from the loose stitch used for it? Anyone know? I keep teasing Jos that if it grows much longer, we can wrap it around both of our necks. *wink*

The past few days, I have been making the next series of 20 granny squares for my afghan. I have to make 140 of them total so I am working on it on and off...20 at a time. It is fun to work on but not that many of them in a row. I do not have a deadline for it to be finished and just want to have fun making it.

Humm.....tomorrow evening my quilt group comes and I must go take the photos of the next block to share with you. Until then.....

28 comments:

Nancy said...

I AM SOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU, and boy, so would your Gramma Smith be. She loved you and this craft, so a good combination. You did a wonderful job on all three items and so quickly too.
Keep warm in that great hat and scarf and I know Abigail will love her blanky.
Hugs from Mom

Elizabethd said...

Such a pretty blanket for the baby...she will feel warm and secure in it.
And I love the hat and scarf too.

anneke said...

It's a great blanket and nice to make, I think. What a warm welcome for a brand new baby.

Love the hat and scarf. I have never tried that before.

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

What a sweet blanket, it's a pity I'm too big to try it tomorrow ...
See you then!

Hugs, Carolien

Sonja said...

Hallo Heidi, wat gaat dat goed met het haken! En de muts en sjaal staan je goed! Ik weet niet waarom de sjaal zo uitrekt, maar dan sla je em toch gewoon nog een keer rond?
Tot morgen.
groetjes Sonja

Christine said...

The baby blanket is gorgeous. I love your scarf and beret too.

Tammy said...

Heidi - I'm also a "Lynne" (though obviously with the "e"), and I also have a niece named Abigail Lynne! :o) I know your Abigail will feel all your love in her new blanket.

Willy said...

Hallo Heidi, wat een heerlijke babydeken en een leuk cadeau.
De baret en sjaal staan je heel goed, gek dat de sjaal zo spontaan langer wordt.
Lieve groet

Sheilasembroidery said...

Lovely crocheting. Well done on your finishes

Pondside said...

Isn't it fun to make things for babies? Such quick finishes and such yummy yarn!

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your finishes Heidi, they are just wonderful.
Now, i'm wondering, do you want to teach me how to crochet, lol

Well done you :-)

mainely stitching said...

I was just thinking about you today, Heidi. It's great to hear from you. :D Your yarnwork is as gorgeous as all your other crafting!

Rhonda said...

Hello Heidi Lynn, I never knew that is your name. My brothers middle name is Lynn and our street is even called Lynn.
Very pretty blanket and perfect for a brand new sweet baby girl.

DonnaTN said...

Your crochet looks great. I love the scalloped border. Have fun with your quilt group.

staci said...

Beautiful finishes...I think you're a natural!

angelasweby said...

With all the things you are doing and making, Heidi, it's amazing that you manage to blog at all but, I am glad you do as I can get a little look at what you are up to :>)
The little blanket is lovely and little Abigail will be very glad of it when it's wrapped around her on her arrival.
Your beret and scarf are lovely too. I seem to remember that some knitting yarns are prone to stretching and some loopy stitch patterns too but they don't go on stretching indefinitely...haha!
Angela xx

Annie said...

I like the colors of your little blanket ! Beautiful gift for the new baby !

Kathy Ellen said...

What a lovely "blankie" for a sweet little baby. Your hat and scarf are absoutely beautiful too!

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Jenny said...

Heidi,
Your blankie for Abigail is just lovely. The colors are perfect for a baby girl and she will feel so loved when she is wrapped all snug and tight in it. As she grows I know she will treasure it and it will probably become a beloved childhood keepsake. I love the beret and scarf too. I hope all of you have a great time at your quilt group tonight. I am off to finish my baby blanket....one more row of granny squares and the border and I will be happy dancing and baby William will have his blankie...... Hugs from CA.

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Wish all of the network of friends have a new start .

hope you have a great 2011. Thanks for the link, sweetie!
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Ginny said...

What a pretty baby blanket! I can't believe it's only your fourth project. You did a great job!!

Leslie said...

Heidi,
I have saved the beautiful baby quilt you made when I was expecting Collin 17 years ago (where does the time go?). I am sure Abigail will also treasure the beautiful blanket just as much. It is so precious.

Jantine said...

You hardly started chrocheting and now you wear your own handiwork. LOL about the shawl, must be in the loose stitch indeed! You might need to take a part of and make yourself mittens ;-)

Mary said...

I can imagine a sweet little girl bundled up in all the lavender softness! So pretty!!

Love the beret and scarf! They look so warm.

Sharon said...

I simply love the baby blanket is looks very warm and cozy and your hat and scarf are wonderful too.

Siobhan said...

What yarn-y goodness! :) I love the blanket--Abigail Lynn will be wrapped up in warmth and love. Great job on the hat & scarf!

Brigitte said...

That wonderfully crocheted blanket will keep little Abigail warm. A great first gift for her.

Mandie said...

Hello Aunt Heidi! The blanket is beautiful! I just love it! I will be sure to send pictures of Abigail and the blanket once she arrives! And yes she is number 3 Lynn :) Love you lots and lots! Thank you for this beautiful gift...handmade are always the most special! :D

Mandie