Waaaaay back in April we went up to the hospital for my anomaly scan, more generally thought of as “the scan where you find out the gender”. With Snow White we wanted a surprise, but this time around we decided to ask them if they could tell us what we were having. Well, Baby had his legs crossed and the cord tucked between them, so it was quite a challenge for the sonographer! However she eventually said she thought it might be a boy.
Well! I had somehow convinced myself I would have a matching set of girls and suddenly discovered I wasn’t too sure about one of the Other Sort. As part of my getting used to the idea I decided to crochet a Boy Blanket. After finishing nephew Bear’s blanket I had vowed never again, but if anything could tempt me it was Lucy’s Granny Stripe…
Stats at the end if you’re interested.
With the first frost on its way, I picked the last of our tomatoes. We grew Gardener’s Delight and Sungold this year.
Snow White and I tried out the Leaf Glitter idea from Pre-School Play:
Our version was topped off with a little real glitter – because every art project is improved by some Sparkle :-)
Granny Stripe blanket made with Stylecraft Special DK (from Masons) with balls of Denim (x2), Cloud Blue (x2), White, Graphite, Grey and Silver. I worked it on a 4.5 hook and started with a chain of 168. This came out at a metre wide. There are 44 colour stripes (88 rows), which makes it 75cm long. I sized this for a cot blanket. I didn’t add any pretty border to make it a bit more manly! I did however add a Teeny Tiny Heart in the corner :-) A word of caution – the colours of this yarn are far from true to the pictures on the Masons website, and I can’t find anywhere doing a better photo, so if you can’t see them in the flesh anywhere, be prepared for some surprises!