Thursday, December 27, 2007

FO: My Version of Babette Blanket

I finished it on Saturday, blocked on Monday morning and Lauri was able to use it on Christmas Eve. I love the result. I could not believe that I managed to finish it in a week (8 days exactly). This is the first time I used worsted-weight yarn and the first time I managed to finish a crocheted blanket. I am a tight crocheter, and working with such a thick yarn makes my hand painful.

Being satisfied with the end result (and was enjoying the whole process), I can’t wait to start another blanket project. Too bad that I only have 18 balls of yarns, otherwise I can make it bigger. I used up almost all yarns. Only a bit leftover, probably half a ball total.

Anyway, here is the details:

Pattern: Babette Blanket (my version) 90 cm x 90 cm
Source: Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006 edition (but I really do not use the pattern)
Materials: Honeysuckle Yarns by Elmore-Pisgah. 100% cotton.
Quantity: 101 White lot 9703 (6 balls x 50 gr), 1047 Pink (6 balls x 50 gr), 1046 Rose Pink lot 7298 (6 balls x 50 gr).
Hook: Tulip Crochet Hook size 8 (5 mm)Total Cost: Yarn USD 14.07 + Shipping USD 11.20. Total: USD 25.27
Start Date: 14 December 2007
Finish Date: 22 December 2007
All entries about this project

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Babette Blanket

Quite a long time ago already I wanted to make blanket for Lauri. Specially after I saw so many gorgeous blankets pop out on the net. However, I did not have a suitable yarn.

Then from crochetville I found about this online shop. I trial ordered 3 colors of their worsted weight cotton yarn (6 pcs each). At that time I ordered these, I don’t have particular project in mind. I knew I want to make blanket with them, but did not have particular pattern in mind.

When I received the yarns, I started searching blanket pattern. Then I saw Babette blanket in Ravelry (there are 140 people made/making this in ravelry, by the way). WOW! Immediately I fell in love with it. But, it required 17 different colors, plus I don’t have the magazine (the pattern is Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006 edition). What to do?

Then, I make this draft:

I made it simpler with only 3 different colors. When I wrote this entry, I already made all the squares and joined them together. Now, to crochet the edging and weave in all the ends. Hopefully next post I can manage to show you the FO. Yeahhhh!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Other Version

Here other people's version of Dahlia and Sunshine:
See photo below for Sarah's version of Dahlia. She is using Bernat Satin Sport a 100% acrylic yarn.
And here is Rachael from Cattywampus version of Sunshine. She is using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece teal color.
By the way, she is also the designer of Fibonacci Cardigan (Magknits November 2007).
I love them both!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's Been More Than 2 Months......

....since my last post. WOW! I really have been neglecting my darling little blog.

The reason is because I have been working on secret project, and it really needs my full attention and concentration. It is still in progress, and I think I will only able to show the result around end of May of beginning of June next year.

I also want to say thank you to everybody that bought my Dahlia pattern. Directly from my blog or through my Etsy store. I really appreciate it. My target is to design 1 pattern every 3 months. So far I manage to self-publish 4 patterns in year 2007, so I can safely say that I have accomplished my target.

Beside the secret project, I don't have any project going on. Only yesterday, I managed to knit several row of my empire top. I don't have any photo to show today, hopefully I can show you the progress in my next post.

It's almost 3 AM not, time to hit the sack. Good night!