Monday, July 15, 2013

Adia's Blanket

Last Christmas I made blankets for my four little friends that I was taking care of in the nursery at work. At the time I was alone with my four kiddos and I grew very attached to all of them. All four of them have moved up to the two year old room. I love my new babies, but no one will ever replace my 'fab four'. I miss them.
 I made Adia a blanket that was very colorful and it was the first blanket that I used my granny rectangle pattern on. Here it is.
Sadly, this blanket was damaged in the wash. Adia's mommy is the director where I work and she brought it in and asked if I could fix it. I said yes, knowing that I couldn't. Instead I decided it was the perfect time to make another blanket for Adia.
Hard to see, but it is three shades of purple, two shades of aqua and a grey. This was another scrap buster. I used up some more of the leftover yarn I have. I have done really well this year. I have only bought yarn twice for myself. I have been concentrating on using all the yarn that I just had to buy.
I think it turned out pretty well. I took these photos before work this morning. Still dark in my living room. I couldn't wait until the light was better. I wanted to give it to Adia today.
I hope she likes it. Now I am going to make a blanket for my co-worker, Judy. She saw it and thought I had made it for her. She just moved into a new place. I love any reason to make a blanket so she will be in luck. I sat at my daughter's swimming lessons tonight drawing up a design for Judy. Stay tuned. Talk to everyone soon. :)






11 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Kashi. You are a wonderful teacher and friend to do that for Adia. I can't wait to see what you make next. :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, it is hard not to get too attached to the little people. I spend 40+ hours with them every week and they become part of my family.

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  2. Hi Kashi,A lovely blanket and I am sure Adia will be very happy with her new blanket!!!And your friend is in for a treat as well!!!A lovely and generous deed!!!!Have a fantastic week!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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    1. Thank you, I started working on the new blanket this morning. I have a pattern drawn up. I will show it to everyone soon.

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  3. What a lucky little girl - I'm sure it will be well received - so good to get the background on who you are making it for - it 'brings it alive'.
    I have been watching your blog waiting for your posts - keep em coming.
    Great work as always.

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I can't believe how much busier this year has been than last year. I am crocheting just as much. I just don't seem to have as much blog time. Heaven knows what is in store for me now that Autumn will be starting second grade.

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  4. I have a very old rectangle blanket, and we were wondering about that starting chain. thanks for this!

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    1. Thanks Stel, I hope my pattern helped. I don't think I am the best pattern writer. I know what is in my head, but I am not always sure if others understand what I am writing. Nice to have positive feedback.

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  5. That new blanket is amazing.. but could you give us more of a close-up photo? I couldn't really distinguish them in these pix. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I tried enhancing the last one. I don't think it helped much. I will take a couple more photos when I get to work tomorrow. :)

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