I have not made much progress on my baby blanket this week. Yesterday, I chaperoned a group of students attending a conference and brought it with me. I imagined that I would crochet for three hours. But there were computers at the conference center and instead I found myself drawn into entering Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaways on other people’s blogs!
My home crocheting in the past week has been focused on my current top secret project for publication. Nonetheless, I have added a few rows to this baby blanket during my commute to and from work.
I’ve gotten some comments on the previous posts about the pattern. I’m using a variation on the fantail stitch from my trusty Reader’s Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches.
I will admit that I did not start with a gauge swatch. (Egads! My students must be shaking their fingers at me right now.) I just chained until it looked “long enough” and then started. This is an easier way to crochet on the subway, where it is relatively difficult to accurately measure gauge .