The summer has completely gotten away from me. I managed to do a decent amount of crocheting, but not as much as I’d hoped. Plus, I’d planned to work on some house projects and read a bunch of books that I never quite got to. I’m not sure what happened. I remember making plans in May for everything I wanted to do and, the next thing I know, it’s the end of August. Anyone else get the lost summer feeling this year?
Well, no point in lamenting. On the bright side, this means fall is on the way. I love fall. Our school year started today, which adds another layer of busy, but the promise of fall is already giving me more energy that I can direct into my hook.
I haven’t forgotten My Big Project, and I still intend to complete it, eventually. Last week I started a project that will help me toward that goal.
In the Oct/Nov 2006 issue of Crochet Today, there is a project called “baby’s first blanket”.
The pattern calls for Red Heart Baby Clouds in three colors.
When I was joining the first stitches into a ring, I was worried that this yarn would be difficult to work with. But, after that first round, I didn’t have any more trouble reading the stitches.
So far, I’ve finished 17 rounds out of 23, and it is looking really good.
It’s working up pretty quickly, which makes this a good pattern for a gift. This particular yarn is not as soft as some, but it’s not bad and it will make a good floor blanket. That makes me want to reconsider using the white yarn. For future projects I’ll probably choose differently. Plus, changing colors with every row means lots of ends to weave in, so an entirely different color layout may be called for.
I’m excited to see it finished and delivered to the intended recipient. I must admit I really like the fluffy look of the Baby Clouds. A picot edging in size 6 yarn should be very interesting.
Have you used Baby Clouds yarn? What do you think of it? Or, what is your favorite yarn for baby blankets?