As most of you know, I have developed a lovely friendship with the family upstairs. They are amazing. They are expecting a little babe in October, their 4th, so I set out to knit him a baby blanket.
I started back in May and didn’t want to go out or order yarn for it so I was restricted to what I had on hand.
I had one ball of this colour, one of this. I laid them all out on my bed and sent a picture to my mom. She is a pro at putting together colour combos and she suggested black/grey/white/red.
I got started and decided to do black/grey/white. I had hoped that I would have enough for the whole blanket with those three colours. I also, for the first time ever, started to mix colours within one square.
I eventually ran out of the black, and didn’t have enough squares to make a blanket.
So I took my mom’s advice and pulled out the red. Then it hit me! Black and red! CHECKERS!
So I googled how many squares on a regular checker board and while I had about 10 more black ones than I needed, I made enough red ones and had just enough red to get them done. Then I stitched them together, put a border around it, and added my personal clothing tag that says “love always, T” on it.
But it still wasn’t special enough! So I crocheted up some letters (first time for that too!) and added them in. Since it’s a perfect square (8×8), I couldn’t get the letters exactly in the middle but I am going to ignore that fact and focus on the fact that the blanket is adorable.