I'm feeling a bit better after my pity fest yesterday, mostly because my husband is coming home today! I plan on doing absolutely nothing but snuggling with him and the kids the whole 40-odd hours he will be home. Well, snuggle and crochet, because I just cannot put this blanket down!
My brother and sister in law are having their first baby in April, and so of course I jumped at the chance to make another blanket! Afghans are my favorite thing ever to crochet, and a tiny little part of me is extremely excited to be able to make more of them now that my shop is closed. shhhhhhh:)
Anyway, Matt and Dez are having a little boy, and she sent me this photo so I could see which colors his room is going to be :
So cute, right? Her mom is making the bedding, and I just love the fabric they chose, especially the one on the bottom there with all the boy sayings :)
I dug around in my yarn stash and was able to match the colors pretty well, I think! I get really excited when I already have all the yarn I need for a project, cause it means I can get started right away.
And get started I did! I did all this yesterday :) I just can't put it down! I've already added two and a half more rows today. I'm using this pattern, and interlocking the colors like Lucy of Attic24's ripple. I just fell in love with the random-but-not-so-random color placement of hers, I knew I had to try it. And I figured this pattern would be perfect, since Dez loves stars and it has super pointy zig zags....kind of like stars, right? Right? Alright, I might be pushing it, but I still really love it.
The color pattern is really fun...I made this little chart to help me plan it out. I'm a planner, what can I say. The blank lines will be the white rows. Can you see the pattern? I love how all the colors will just sort of blend into one another. I kinda wish I had split up the blues, but I don't want to rework everything I've already done, and now that I'm actually a few more rows in (I'm finishing up the second of the double row of light blue) I think it'll be fine just the way I planned it out. I'll obviously repeat this pattern over and over till the blanket is big enough..the pattern calls for 110 rows so we'll see.
What do you guys think?