Just a little update on my Babette Blanket... you can find the pattern HERE...
I have always been a knitter, my great-grandmother taught me when I was really small. I remember knitting clothes for my dolls, and I still have some patterns from back then. Knitting comes easy to me, i can sit and watch tv and make socks and not have to pay much attention to what i am doing...
not so with crochet..
I was taught to crochet when I was 15, by a friend who made gloves with tiny hooks and thin crochet cotton. I have never been able to master anything like that. I have mostly crocheted edgings on knitted garments, small flowers and other motifs, and I once made a red and white striped tunic.... all very basic.
when I decided to make a blanket, I first looked at knitted ones, but after working out the cost I soon realized that I just could not afford to make one. Then quite by chance I saw 3 friends all post photos of their Babette Blankets in progress. After investigating, I worked out it was going to cost less than half the price of a knitted blanket. So I bought the pattern, some yarn and got started.
After a few false starts, I was well away, surprised at how quick each square was to make. At one point I decided some weren't neat enough and pulled them out to redo them.
As I type this I now have 72 squares done....almost halfway.
I bought cream,tan,blue,grey and black for my squares, but to keep a uniform colour running thru the blanket I decided to edge each square in lime green. I already had 2 balls in my stash....the crisis came when I realised that I was going to run out of green, and it was a discontinued colour.....ohh nooeess
A couple of weeks of online searching and a few phone calls and I managed to get another couple balls of the green...Phew!