Happy Fourth to all!
I have had this rainbow gradient cooling its heels in my stash since I picked it up this spring at a yarn shop closing. The siren call of this has been strong. It’s 350 yards of DK gradient glory. I just couldn’t find the right pattern of a shawl that would fit my style and show off the gorgeous rainbow. I auditioned several before I realized that the yarn dyer had a free pattern posted with this specific yarn in mind!
So let me introduce you to what will become a Summer Morning Triangle Shawl by Done Roving Yarns. I gathered the project bag, needles, and yarn….all that is left is to cast on!!
Oooof, crochet is hard for me. While I like it as a break from knitting and give my hands and arms a different workout….it’s just not intuitive to me. Nevertheless my Rainbow Baby Blanket is done!
Camera angles hide a multitude of sins. I’m still working on not losing stitches as I turn and crochet. But this bulky chenille yarn doesn’t help. It’s a perfectly serviceable blanket just not so much rectangular like it should be. Given that it’s main job will be warmth and the absorption of baby bodily fluids I don’t know I am bothered so much.
The finished size is roughly 34×40 inches. I used three skeins of Bernat Blanket and size K hook. All it needs now is a bath in baby safe soap and tucked safely away for the wee one to be born!
Jellybean watched me crochet on my Rainbow Baby Blanket and seemed sort of interested. So I asked if he wanted to help….and he did!
His little hand held the end of my hooks and helped me form a few stitches. I was in heaven. And then as soon as it started he said “mommy, I’m done” and he was off to play.
One of my longest and favorite friends from childhood recently let me know that she will be welcoming a tiny bundle of joy this summer. Okay, based on the size of her husband….may not be so tiny, but I digress.
My crafting time is pretty limited but she has worked CRAZY hard to get pregnant so she (and the baby) deserve something special. I knew Joanns was running a sale on Bernat Blanket and I found this amazing color!
The momma knows the sex of the baby but I don’t. So I figure bright rainbow suits either way. I’m doing a blanket similar to the Little Roses For A Little Princess one from last year. For this one I chained for 48 inches and I’m doing a half double crochet stitch and just working until I’m out of yarn or it’s big enough. Whichever comes first.
I love how fast bulky crochet goes so I’m already almost through the first skein! The colors are also helping to brighten up the dreary winter nights. I just have to watch myself so I don’t miss too many stitches and start going trapezoidal!
I finished my Mighty Rainbow Blanket!
All glorious 2,080 yards of squishy garter stitch is done done done! I’m soooo happy with this project. It’s soft, it’s huge, and it’s warm!
I didn’t remember to measure this for a finished measurement but it’s all of 10 skeins of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch. This project scored me 600+ points in the Pigskin Party KAL too! I just can’t wait to cuddle under this while the snow falls!
Happy Wednesday all!
I’ve managed to add another stripe to the mighty rainbow blanket!
The first blue (sky) is done and I started the second (Gulf Stream). I won’t bore you with the zen of garter stitch. Instead I’ll just let you ogle the rainbowy goodness!
I’ve conquered another color on my mighty rainbow blanket!
This new green color is called Macaw and it’s just so rich and bright! I usually hate blankets but I’m finding this one very meditative. When I finish this stripe I will be halfway done. I also keep looking in my project bag and peaking at the upcoming colors in delight. Still to come are rich blues and vibrant purples, be still my heart!
Just a quick project to update you on my Might Rainbow Blanket! I’m sooooooo close to finishing the first green section.
8 more garter ridges and I can move on to dark green! Must keep knitting!!
I’ve finished the second stripe on my Mighty Rainbow Blanket!
I was like four or five rows short of finishing this orange color and it took me all of my tonsillectomy recovery time to get those rows done. The Hiya Hiya wooden needles are MUCH better than the plastic interchangeables I started with. I feel like I will be able to work much faster now that I don’t have to be so careful.