I'm so proud to say that I finished the crocheted baby afghan I started a couple of months ago! Yay for me! I'm not very good at finishing projects... it's the excitement of starting something new that is the most fun for me.. and then I get tired of it all too quickly. That's why I like small projects.
Here's the last photo I showed you around Christmas (uh.. .has it been that long already?)
All I can say is: Thank you Pammy Sue at Scotty's Place for keeping me on track and urging me onward to get it done!
Here's the finished blanket, before I blocked and shaped it.
It was terribly ruffley while I was making it... I was worried it wouldn't flatten out, but I wasn't about to tear a bunch out and change the size of my hook or change the pattern, etc. I hoped for the best.
I do love the colors. I had the pretty turquoise and white in my stash..... decided to buy the veregated blues and gray to add a little bit more pizzaz.... don't know if a baby needs pizzaz.. but I do when I'm working on something!
And here it is............... all done.....
The pattern is from Jonna Martinez at Fiber Flux on YouTube here and you can find her on Ravelry too, and her written pattern can be found on her blog here. This is called a Virus Blanket.... kind of a strange name and I'm sure there's a reason for the name! There are Virus Shawls too and tons of YouTube videos on both. I'm glad I watched her video first and worked mostly from that... her handwritten pattern was helpful but needed a few tweaks here and there.
I love the colors I used and I LOVE the design. I added my own scalloped edging.. one I use on most of my crocheted projects.
Here's pictures of my kitties................ just happened to catch them being still so thought I'd share.
Maddie... so sweet and regal....... can't believe it's been over a year since we rescued her! She has surely stolen our hearts.
Rudy... our new "rescue" kitty, though he's not much of a "kitty" anymore! We call him rowdy Rudy.... very befitting.....
..............and he too likes to lay right by my keyboard as I type. This little pink blanket I got at the thrift store, and it has served me well as each kitty takes their turn sleeping there. First was Maddie when she was a kitten (I got it for her originally). She can hardly fit there now but she tries! Then our older "grandma" B.K. decided she liked it there and she kind of took it over (until Rudy)...... and then Rudy discovered it and he's sure it's ALL HIS. I've been teaching him how to just lay THERE and not on top of my keyboard! Oh such fun they are.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend.