and so there' s nothing like deadlines to give me incentive.
i think you already know that i can be obsessive when it comes to working with yarn and needles, or hooks as the case may be. call it the dutch in me, or just me being insane... but when i get a project on the brain, and i want it done fast... i'm fairly determined.
so yep. i made this in under 48 hrs. i believe that is a record. and not something i could necessairly do on a consistent basis (because then i'd really have no life). but i love the outcome, and i'm surprisingly not so tired today.
i managed to get other things done too... and owen did get my attention :)
this is meant to be a lap blanket of sorts. i remember when owen was wee, and i had to bundle him up in the stroller or the car seat.. it was so annoying to have to wrap blankets around his little legs. and then i'd not notice him kicking them off.. and the corner of the blanket would come out from under his chubby little legs, and get caught in the wheel of the stroller. oh goodness. it broke my heart when i once put a hole in a handmade blanket. not cool. not cool at all.
so with this size, you wouldn't have to worry about it.
this is loosely based on the other blanket i made.. do you remember my spring flowers blanket?
you can also see my ravelry notes on that blanket here. it was bigger...and did take me longer (i promise).
and nothing screams spring better than these lovely flowers!
i think it works for both a boy or a girl. i personally love these colours.
what do you think?
ps. i do realize that my label isn't sewn fully on... i have a confession... the needle broke as i was trying to sew, and i honestly don't know what i'm doing when it comes to switching out needles on my machine. yikes. thankfully i've got lots of girlfriends who do know what to do in this situation... sooo i'm waiting on one of them showing me. haha.
so now i'm off to continue my happy dance, and get more crafting done. i want my table looking full of lovely springy things ;) besides it's good prep for yet another market in the summer ;)
what are you up to today? do you have any spring and summer markets that you're preparing for? how do you organize your time to get a table's worth of product ready. what are your favourite decorating tips?
i'd love to hear from you! do you like the blanket? xo