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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

boobie prize: baby blanket, yarn purse and beanie

finally. FINALLY! for serious, FINALLY! back in October i participated in a boobie bake off. as a kicker, i had people email me if they donated to the cause and at the end, i'd pull a name out of a hat and make whatever they wanted. my college suitemate Carla won. she requested a baby blanket for her youngest, Aspen. so my hardcore crochet began, along with all the other little holiday projects i wanted to do. naturally, as i crocheted Aspen's blanket, i realized i couldn't very make something for her and not for her siblings Ryker and Mystic! for Ryker, i made a simple beanie. he's five and has started school already. he can wear it at the bus stop or during recess. Mystic is three and i figured maybe a purse would be useful for her. i don't know why but it's girly.

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for the purse, i kinda sorta used my friend Trish's pattern. naturally, i deviated a bit but i used her pattern as a guide. i thought of putting a flower motif too but opted for a button instead. i didn't have any already made flowers that matched the purple of the purse. for Ryker's beanie, i didn't follow a pattern, i just went with what felt right and what didn't bore me. i just hope it fits! for Aspen's blanket, i used Happy Yellow House's Jasie Pattern. i pretty much followed the pattern. the border came out lovely but took me FOREVER. it took me most of the weekend and monday night to complete. i think it came out nice, frilly and girlish. the border does that, i wasn't expecting it to be so cute.

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i have another blanket to get on by spring, this time adult sized. i'm hoping i don't get bored with the pattern so i can finish it in a timely manner...

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today's song: Lonestar, Amazed (this was carla's wedding song)


9 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy yarn goodness! The blanket, hat, and purse look fantastic! I completely love the girly fringe on the blanket!

    kirby

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  2. Ah! So cute I can't stand it! You should really sell your stuff on etsy. It's gorgeous.

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  3. rock out w/ your stitch out! go you! way to complete an awesome project! heart you and your talents.

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  4. Lovely. I like the thicker stitch you used in the blanket. I only know how to crochet straight or with scallops, so I'm pretty limited. I did teach myself how to make a granny square last year though! But I can't do the patterns or design like you!

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  5. Good work! You are wearing me out. The purse came out so cute! I like the beanie, too. I'll have to check out the blanket pattern, too. tres jolie!

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  6. Kirby - i cursed that fringe the entire time but it turned out so lovely. it's a good thing it's still cold out because i was worried i wouldn't finish in time for the baby to enjoy the blanket!

    Shannalee - thank you! i've thought of selling stuff on etsy but i fear that when i put a price on stuff, it takes the enjoyment away and turns it into work, which makes it very uninspiring. i'll stick to just gift giving instead and accept yarn as payment :)

    letterstorob - your site is HILARIOUS to me and i'm so glad you made it over here! :)

    buu - thanks cousin! you know when you bust out a mini-buu, your child will be decked out in yarn creations galore. s/he will be my MUSE!

    wc - thank you, i was actually a bit worried about the yarn i had used. it is thicker, coarser than what i would use for baby stuff but i didn't want to use the soft yarn which makes it harder to handle/work with. trust me when i tell you that if **I** can crochet, anyone can. all i did was watch online videos and read various instruction magazines. besides, any flub makes the item look natural! :)

    trish - thanks girl! your little purse pattern was the inspiration and it turned out so cute, here's to hoping her 3yr old is a girly girl! :)

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  7. Kirby - i cursed that fringe the entire time but it turned out so lovely. it's a good thing it's still cold out because i was worried i wouldn't finish in time for the baby to enjoy the blanket!

    Shannalee - thank you! i've thought of selling stuff on etsy but i fear that when i put a price on stuff, it takes the enjoyment away and turns it into work, which makes it very uninspiring. i'll stick to just gift giving instead and accept yarn as payment :)

    letterstorob - your site is HILARIOUS to me and i'm so glad you made it over here! :)

    buu - thanks cousin! you know when you bust out a mini-buu, your child will be decked out in yarn creations galore. s/he will be my MUSE!

    wc - thank you, i was actually a bit worried about the yarn i had used. it is thicker, coarser than what i would use for baby stuff but i didn't want to use the soft yarn which makes it harder to handle/work with. trust me when i tell you that if **I** can crochet, anyone can. all i did was watch online videos and read various instruction magazines. besides, any flub makes the item look natural! :)

    trish - thanks girl! your little purse pattern was the inspiration and it turned out so cute, here's to hoping her 3yr old is a girly girl! :)

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  8. Lovely. I like the thicker stitch you used in the blanket. I only know how to crochet straight or with scallops, so I'm pretty limited. I did teach myself how to make a granny square last year though! But I can't do the patterns or design like you!

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