This week, I mailed the baby blanket for my new cousin back home to Georgia. That sweet pink diagonal striped blanket from a few weeks ago is on the way to its new home. It was so bright, and fun to make, and took just the right length of time. As I was starting to get tired of making little white squares, I got to the last corner.
I'm working on my first C2C blanket for a cousin's new baby. Diagonal color changes are so easy with this technique! The baby's name is Lydia, and I think she'll like these sweet pink stripes.
My father's parents had 9 children, of which he was the middle one. These siblings averaged 5 children of their own, and my grandfather estimates that he has 42 grandchildren. I had lost touch with many of my cousins for years, but have been lucky enough to reconnect with many of them over the last year. I'm grateful to rediscover my large family, and I've had the fortune to meet their children as well. I get a lot of joy from making gifts for this fourth generation
On a recent trip to Michael's, I overheard not one, but two, women complaining to clerks that the yarn they needed to finish their projects was out of stock. Hey, we've all been there. Sometimes I buy yarn just because it's on sale or has pretty colors without having a project in mind. Then, when I try to make knee socks, I only have enough to go mid-calf. Or I'll try to make a baby blanket and run out before I can add a scalloped edge. I have a bad habit of losing labels, so I can't find the same yarn even if it is in stock.
Ashley Little has some solid advice, or you could always just stop cold with a yarnless bindoff. Most times, I'll just switch colors like I did in the blue-edged blanket below. I wove in the matching ribbon and tied it with bows at the ends. It was a present for my cousin's second daughter on her second birthday, and she really liked it! Now my cousin is expecting a third, so I'll have to get at least another ball of yarn (maybe enough for a whole blanket).