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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Friday, March 12, 2021

THE BABY BLANKET IS FINISHED, AT LAST

 Just a short post today... I finished the white baby blanket and finally have something to show for after such a long time of hooking and ripping.  I came close to throwing in the towel several times when I got frustrated but decided to have another try when I was more rested. 

 It's a good thing that I used white as I had to get two more skeins of yarn. The other baby blankets I crocheted before all used only three skeins of yarn. I had a bit of hesitation to do the border and had a few mistakes but I just kept going as it wasn't affecting the border too much... 

I learned a lot from my mistakes. The acrylic baby yarn I was using seems to be stretchy and probably not a good choice for a beginner like me as it made it harder to see the stitches clearly as the yarn would split often. A worsted yarn would have probably been easier but not as soft.  Anyway, it's done. 







We're having some balmy weather and it was windy today so the snow is melting fast and there's a lot of puddles on the road.  Only 8 days to spring 2021.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope everyone is in good spirits and doing well.

Hugs, Julia

19 comments:

  1. Congrats on sticking with it, Julia! I think it turned out absolutely beautifully!! Whoever receives it will surely treasure it. So, what's next?? We had about a week of balmy weather, but it turned back to more seasonable today. Yesterday we woke to a coating of snow...but I did see a pair of Robins, and my minstrel mourning dove has returned to serenade me. We even had rain a few days back. We're not out of the woods yet, but at least we're getting there. Happy Weekend, Julia! ~Robin~

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  2. So glad you finished it, it is so delicate and lovely.
    what a wonderful gift it will be to some sweet baby
    Cathy

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  3. It is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad that you stuck with it - there is going to be one very lucky baby.

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  4. Almost makes me wanna be a baby again!

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  5. It doesn't look like the work of a beginner. It is just so pretty and I admire you for not giving up on it. So worth finishing it.

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  6. Your blanket came out great. I love the pattern.

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  7. So beautiful! You're so talented and the baby who gets this is going to be wrapped in love! Our weather has been really nice. A bit chilly today and tomorrow but no snow so far! Enjoy your weekend Julia!

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  8. That really is gorgeous! You are clever to have made this! My friend Lara (who crochets) often talks about yarns which are harder to work with and she likes cotton best. I imagine the stretchiness would be a pain to deal with but well done for persevering!

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  9. Hi,
    It is beautiful. Well done. You did not give up. :-)
    We are having a warm for March day and wind too. I do hope for an early Spring!

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  10. You have hooking on the brain so I suggest you dust off your hook! (See first paragraph...lol!)
    Such a sweet baby blanket. How it will be treasured!!!

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    1. Hahaha, I guess you're right sweet friend, Lauren.

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  11. Oh my! That blanket looks so delicate and soft! Beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful! You really are clever, Julia!

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  13. Good Morning Julia,
    Its a lovely pattern. I think the next baby who gets it will love it very much. You do such nice work no matter what it is. How nice its balmy. I am so glad you have a break from the cold. I loved seeing your handiwork. Its always a joy.

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  14. BOM DIA JESUS... BOM DIA MÃE MARIA SANTÍSSIMA... BOM DIA ESPÍRITO SANTO... BOM DIA A TODOS NÓS!!! TENHAMOS UM OLHAR DE MISERICÓRDIA.🙏🌹♥️🇧🇷🕊️🕯️📿🏠🙏

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  15. Such a beautiful baby blanket Julia! Your perseverance paid of & you should be very proud of the finished blanket, it is gorgeous! The Miramichi Bay is still frozen over here & we too have had really nice weather melting the snowdrifts down to see even some grass! I can't wait to see bulbs come to life! Take care. Hugs, Cynthia

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  16. The pattern on the baby blanket is so intricate! Just beautiful! Looks like it would be so much work. You are talented for sure.

    Yay for Spring! I'm sure you will be busy busy with your beautiful yard.

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  17. Celebrating with you babies and balmy weather:)
    Your handiwork is beautiful and what a gift.
    Happy resurrection to you and yours,
    Jennifer

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  18. Blessed are all the silent prayers we say on earth ...
    Because they make a lot of noise when they reach heaven and the ears of God ...

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