I've just finished making a wee blanket for a new baby boy.
I find it really difficult to chose colours when making things for boys, maybe because I don't have any boys of my own and I seem to be drawn towards really feminine colours and pastels. I went for a sort of nautical colour scheme in the end with blue, red and white stripes. I added the little stars in the corners so it then became the Stars and Stripes blanket as named by my daughter!
This was a fairly quick make although I must admit that I didn't particularly enjoy making this one...I'm sure it was all the white that put me off a bit! Using lots of pretty colours is what I enjoy most about blanket making.
I started off with a foundation chain of 120 + 2 for turning and then worked 72 rows of half double trebles. I worked 5 rows of white then a row of either dark blue, red or pale blue. The border is a simple shell border. The pattern for the little stars on each corner is by Lucy of Attic 24, (I'm sorry I still haven't worked out how to link when blogging from my phone! ) and is a lovely, simple pattern to follow. Thank you Lucy.
Hope you are all having a good week so far? I am on annual leave from work this week and I am enjoying every minute...finishing off projects (and starting new ones!), cooking, pottering and meeting friends. It has been lovely.