Monday, October 12, 2009

Still in progress: Crochet Block Blanket

Brrr...October is much colder than I remember! We haven't yet fired up our gas heaters, but we will soon. What we have been doing is pulling out quilts, fleece blankets, and our winter clothes. We've also been hovering over candle flames and mugs of hot tea. I've brought in my potted plants and taken up crochet again.

First on my crochet agenda was weaving in the ends on my wrist warmers and leg warmers. I definitely needed to keep the goosebumps at bay! And now that I am warm I can finally turn back to my sister's very belated birthday blanket. It's been languishing in my yarn basket, and she's been requesting ever-so-nicely for me to please finish before the weather turns cold. Well guess what, there's a chill in the air and I'm still plodding away on this blanket. I do think the end is in sight--most all of the blocks are sewn together and I'm crocheting a border around it.

The picture above is from March. Yikes, I've been working on this for a long time. In my defense I have come a long way since March. The finished blanket (oh, the optimism!) will be 5 by 6 crochet blocks with border around them. It will be big enough for snuggling and napping under. If you're interested, the crochet patterns come from this book.

I hope you're staying warm and well!


  1. Oh wow, that is gorgeous! I adore the colors you chose.

  2. I love the color choices!
    We haven't turned on the heat here yet either. And my room is the coldest in the house. I look forward to ironing because it throws off a little heat. :)

  3. Oh, your sister is one lucky person..! This looks like such a labor of love - it's beautiful, Allison! A(nd March is not so far back for such a thoughtful, lovely blanket.)


  4. Thanks for all the sweet comments you all! It helps to keep me motivated. I will definitely be showing you finished pictures...soon, I hope.

    Liesl-I'm glad I'm not the only one trying to keep warm. Today saw baking, soup making, laundry, and dish washing, all activities that warmed me up.


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