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Way back in May, I posted about the project journal I used to use for my crochet projects before blogging. Thanks to those lovely files, I have some great pictures of blankets from back in the day. Be warned, these pictures were all taken indoors and I didn’t originally plan to share them with the world :).
I made this for my dad’s birthday. I had never joined granny squares before so I hadn’t really thought about all of the ends that would need to be woven in. I finished it on time, but was totally overwhelmed by the ends (48 squares, each with two yarn tails, plus I whipstitched the squares together with yet more yarn tails). I actually took it back from him (yep, I did wrap it, ends and all, so I would have something to give!) and then let it sit in my closet for two more years until I was brave enough to attack the ends. Since then, I’ve learned to weave in my ends as I go :).
Believe it or not, these are just a few of the crocheted blankets I made in 2005.
This is one of the patterns I fell in love with after 2005.
Monet Pineapple by Janie Herrin is one of my favorite designs in my beloved copy of 100 Afghans to Knit & Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. I made several versions, but the one in this picture was a wedding gift. It’s unfortunate that you can’t see the detail of the beautiful pineapples in my picture.
And, for good measure…
I’ve thrown in a picture of my favorite quilt. I call it Log Cabin by the Sea. This is the first first quilt I started (in November 2005), which I finally finished quilting in February, 2008. I love it! We sleep under it every night and it is super cozy.
What are your handmade favorite blankets?