Friday, May 21, 2010

Blanket of Blue

Or maybe its an afghan? I looked up "afghan" on dictionary.com and it said, a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern. This blanket is not made of wool, but rather, ahem, acrylic yarn. Acrylic is less expensive and much more laundry friendly than actual wool. To me, an afghan sounds kind of grandma-ish and out of date. I like to think this is a modern blanket, hip and cool!

At any rate, the actual pattern is one big granny square... well not a square but actually a rectangle. It measures about 4 feet by 6 feet. I used two mega balls of yarn and didn't stop until it was all gone. That includes one round of double crochet trim and three rounds of single. I rather like the nice wide border.

And here's where this afghan/blanket will live, in my living room! The first crocheted blanket for our home! Well, Eli has one too.

Hazel has thoroughly tested out this blanket and she deems it snooze worthy, as you can plainly see.
Finally, I couldn't resist a quick shot with little Mr. He appears indifferent but I could tell he was really impressed with his moms new blanket. Plus it matches his eyes (so far.) *Grins*

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Very pretty blanket. I call them afghan's, but you're right that does sound quite grannyish.

Mel said...

Well, if it passes the Hazel test it's a winner. Oh that boy of yours - super cute but man he has grown. Too quick! Enjoy many more snuggles under that lovely blanket x

Sarah said...

Lovely blanket! If his eyes are still that blue I bet they will stay blue!

wishes, true and kind said...

I have crochet envy!

Leslie said...

that is such a cute picture of the two of you. i love the blanket. i crocheted one for my daughter when she was born but then never quite finished the one i started for my son. oops. i love the color you used

corinnea said...

Oh holy cow your Eli is a cutey!! Whatever you call it afghan or blanket, it's pretty and I love the color you chose.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's great! I really like the way you finished the edges. I always feel weird saying afghan too... :)

Your baby's adorable!

Tapestry Tree said...

What a cutie! Nice job on the afghan!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Despite the abundance of quilts in our house, it is the washable acrylic afghans that won the hearts of my girls. Thank goodness for heavily washable!

ROZ said...

Your afghan is super. A person can never have enough of them!

Dorrie said...

Stopping by for my baby fix! He's getting so big! Hi sweet boy! Love the afghan too!

Vegas Glutton said...

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