23.7.08

WE MADE THEM OURSELVES

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So the plan at the shower was to get some squares knitted for a bassinette/pram blanket - everyone was to knit a couple of blocks and then quickly crochet them together into said blanket JUST IN CASE the widget arrived early (it's is going in for some manual manouvering on Friday). Of course the food and conversation were so good we barely managed one square each...

(there's Ramona and Juliana concentrating exceptionally hard on their respective squares, while below you can see speed knitter miss penpen who whipped out three stripey squares in a manner of minutes and still had time to teach the novices how to cast off and pour out the hot chocolate... )


Thankfully in the end we managed enough pieces to make the blanket and then instead of going ahead with the crochet spent the rest of the afternoon gas-bagging and deliberating at length about the order in which they should go... finally coming up with this configuration - which should be a big hit with the widget!

Hopefully tomorrow there'll be enough time in between seeing the new Batman flick and packing a bag for the hospital JUST IN CASE, to get them all crocheted together and showcase the finished product here on hml before Friday... fingers crossed.

5 comments:

Emma said...

Much love and luck for the impending arrival of Baby Widget, I used to call Leo Squizzy before he arrived!

Beck said...

Thanks heaps Emma, i've enjoyed a sleep-in this morning JUST IN CASE it's the last one I get for a while, and if the widget turns out to be half as nice as leo/squizzy i'll be very happpy!
XXb

Georgie Love said...

BEST IDEA EVER for a shower! That's perfect and wonderful! Good luck with it all! :-)

Little Snoring said...

Lovely blanket. Did you coordinate the colours before hand or was it just a happy accident?

handmadelife said...

thanks for all the great feedback!
it was a great thing to do at the party, and the final product really is shaping up very nicely...

and while we didn't tell each other what to knit, or really even have a plan, we will admit to a little pallette finessing before we got started :)