Friday, 10 September 2010

Just awaiting a baby...

...Ha. No. Don't freak out.

I'm just showing you the finished baby blanket that I've made for my new niece/nephew, when they decide to show up at the end of October/beginning of November.

Remember? I told you about it like a million years ago?

Well it's done. It's been done for a while but I've been incredibly lazy in getting it photographed but tomorrow it will be given to my brother and sister-in-law for them to take home to await the arrival of Niece/Nephew Number Four.

It's probably a little large to really be allowed to be called a baby blanket but I have rationalised this by saying that
a) it might be a very big baby, and
b) he/she needs to be swaddled up good and proper.

I did want to do a fancy edging but in the end decided to keep it simples and just did one round of each colour before finishing with a bit of the white. I felt it was already big enough without going anymore overboard.

I'll be sad to see it go. Do you ever worry that people don't quite get how much time it takes to make a blanket like this? It's not that I don't think they won't appreciate it but there's a small part of me that wants to hand it over and go "You'd better be appreciative you bitches, this has taken me friggin' ages". But instead I will hand it over and say "I just wanted to make something for my new niece/nephew".

And so now we wait...


  1. Awww, it's really lovely. I'm sure they will be over the moon with it...or at least have read your blog!!! S x

  2. Gorgeous!! I'm sure your sister (and baby!) will love it!

  3. Sure they do. See this one? In Toast?


    And nowhere near as nice as yours.

    I'm getting the feeling I want to make a giant crochet blanket again. I think I'd better go and lie down somewhere quiet.

  4. It's lovely :) I'm very jealous of your crochet skills!

    I'm def in the "You'd better be appreciative you bitches, this has taken me friggin' ages" camp. When the boy gets his birthday present he's going to know about the 40 different threads involved and the work that went in whilst he was out the house!

  5. That's the probelm with hand-crafted; the materials often cost a fortune and it takes an age to do the work. Thank god we love doing it!
    My sister made me a basket as a wedding present and I know the (ex) in-laws were not particularly impressed. I adore it! She didn't throw money at a website (though I was grateful to those that did) she put time and love into an object of beauty for me.

    I'm sure your brother and his wife will love the blanket.

  6. Oh well done, must have taken you ages! I would love to learn how to make something like that. Hope the baby arrives safe & sound and of course they will love their new blanket :)

  7. Well I'm loving your blanket. I love everything about it. I love the squares, I love the colours.
    Its just absolutely perfect, and I do know how long a blanket takes to make.
    So congratulate yourself a first class wonderful job!
    Thanks for your lovely comments as well very much appreciated.
    Love Suex

  8. I love it! and I'm sure it will be appreciated. xxxx

  9. It's freaking fantastic - I'm sure all your hard graft will be appreciated.

  10. aw wow - putting your newly acquired skills to good use! Love it! I'm sure it will be much cherished! xxx

  11. Wow it looks wonderful!! And I'm all for the simples look, very effective as well!
    I know what you mean about people not knowing how long it's taken you, I don't think they realise unless they're a knitter/ crocheter themselves

  12. It's fabulous well done! I'm aiming for something similar for my friend's baby in February.

    I know what you mean about people not appreciating handmade, I'm very careful who I make things for. I read on a blog somewhere about a lady who had made a baby playmat thing and one of those 'taggies', and the mother sort of looked at her like, "Where's my Mothercare vouchers?" and she felt silly for having made something, felt really sorry for her! :(


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