Sunday, March 13, 2016

Before This and After That

In my last post, I talked about helping a friend learn to crochet.

As promised, here are before and after photos of the baby blanket that my friend and I co-created:).

Here it is before the border.  My friend did a great job for a first timer!

Then I put a border around it and finished it off with a ribbon and bow. 

The color is much different than shows in the photos.  We used Red Heart Super Saver "Honey Dew".
It looks more like this:

Very softly pretty.

The pattern is "Tiramisu Baby Blanket" by Alicia Paulson.

I have completed one of my Charity knitting goals.  The pattern is Shell Stitch Baby Blanket by Nadia Fuad.

Again the colors in the photo don't quite match the actual color of the yarn.  

The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver.  The colors are Arub Sea and Grey Heather.

I've started my second blanket and am halfway done.  After that, I will start on the baby hats I promised. 

The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver.  The color is Pale Plum.  
This pattern is called "Knit for Kids Bigger Kid Blanket".  It is a pattern from the Premier Yarn Web site.  A.C. More had free tear off instruction sheets in conjunction with their World Vision's  "Wrap the World in Warmth - Knit for Kids" program.

According to their website their mission is:

Knit for Kids is a nationwide program that unites thousands of volunteer knitters to fight poverty with our knitting needles.
With every stitch, together we give hope and warmth to vulnerable children living in poverty or other difficult situations around the globe. For millions of children, a hand-made item isn't just a sweater, cap or blanket. It's a chance at better health. It's protection and warmth from freezing temperatures. And it's a symbol of support for a better future."

I like what they have already accomplished and I've decided that I will be sending some of the things I make to this organization.  

On another note, Ross is going to be housebound for a bit.  He fell and hurt his hip.  Luckily nothing is broken, but he is in a great deal of pain.  
Then the other day, he decided to get into the hot tub over at the club house.  He thought that might make his hip feel better.   Which it did.  But he cut his big toe when getting out  and we had to take a trip to Urgent care to get it patched up. 

Maybe I will knit him a toe sock and a new hip. 


  1. My toe thanks you ... and ... so does my hip.

  2. Woo hoo, you saved the day....a great team effort.

  3. I didn't see anything "wrong" with the blanket, other than it looked like it needed a wash and some finishing (i.e., a border of some sort). But it's lovely and baby will love it and woo for that :)

    1. I am proud of her first time effort. I'm sure it will be a heirloom for sure.

  4. That blanket came out great with the finished product with how you "doctored" it up a bit; but her first efforts were great with it too! Very nice work of what you are creating to donate to worthy cause! Ouch to your hubby; hope the recovery time is quicker than expected.


    1. We both loved the way the blanket came together. I am enjoying my charity knitting. I imagine a little girl or boy snuggling up in warmth.
      Yes, Ross is hurting.I think he might have to re-visit the doctor.

  5. I don't see anything "wrong" with the blanket, either. The edging gave it that little something extra, though.

    Hope your hubby gets well soon.

    1. Yep, for sure, there was only everything right about the way my friend's first attempt came out.

  6. I love the ribbon border on the baby blanket! It's adorable!