One of my fellow crocheters has declared 2011 to be ‘The Year of the Blanket’. She is doing 11 blankets for 2011, and is encouraging others to join her. While I’m not sure that 11 blankets is do-able for me, given the other projects I want to complete this year, I am more than willing to make 2011 “The Year of the Blanket” for myself as well.
This is where y’all come in. I have a few blanket ideas that I want to do this year, but need some input on what patterns I should try and tackle! 🙂
First up is a baby blanket to be made all in white. One of my dearest friends is expecting at the end of March, but has decided not to find out if it’s a boy or a girl this time around. So, I need something that will be pretty without being overly girly . . .
Next are blankets I am hoping to make to sell. I was given some pastel variegated yarn and plan on making a few baby blankets with it. I think I can probably make 3 blankets with the amount of yarn I have, but I’m not sure. I’ll start off with the one that gets the most votes, and go from there . . .
When we were preparing for the baby that we didn’t end up being able to adopt, I bought some white and blue yarns for making him some blankets. After the adoption fell through, I couldn’t bear to finish the blankets I had worked so hard to make, so I frogged them. It’s been almost 2 years now, and I finally feel like I’m at a place where I can use the yarn that was meant for those blankets for other baby blankets (to give or to sell, not sure yet) . . . So these blankets would either be in blue and white, or solid blue, or solid white. Again, I have enough yarn to make multiple blankets, so I would start with the most popular one first . . .
Chenille Afghan in solid blue or solid white, Crochet Heathers Throw in solid blue or solid white, Diagonal Granny Squares Baby Afghan in blue and white, Sonoma Baby Blanket in blue and white, Summer Stripes Baby Afghan in blue and white
And last, but not least, a poll for a blanket specifically made for an adult. I have a variegated yarn consisting of purple, blue, sage and white, and some matching sage, white and perhaps blue (depending on the how much I use for another project I’m currently working on).
Feel free to vote, and comment on the blanket ideas I’ve submitted. I am going to enjoy making 2011 the “Year of the Blanket”! 🙂