Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baby Challenge #1 - Complete!

Elizabeth's Baby Shower was today and here is what she got from Nikki and me:


Isn't it gorgeous?

Next up is Stuart and his wife who are expecting a baby girl in June. I'm trying a flower blanket that is entirely crocheted out of circles. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Baby Challenge, continued

My friend, Nikki, finished the mobile!  It is adorable!

So effing adorable.

I can't wait for Elizabeth to see it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts!

Let's face it, you can buy people gifts, or you can make them yourself!  This year, I used my crochet powers to make my Mom and my sisters some Mother's Day gifts.

My sister, Rebecca, wears towels when she cooks. For her, I made an apron.
See those Grannies?  I designed those!


For my Mom, I made a small tote bag.  I love how the flower turned out!

Finally, for Kristen, I made a large handbag/totebag to match the Nook cover I made her for Christmas.

See those ruffles? They were an experiment!
I'm so proud of these projects and everyone seemed happy with them too.

The Baby Challenge

There are four coworkers expecting babies where I work. They are all due in the next two months. My friend, Nikki, who also happens to work with me, suggested that we take a Baby Challenge. We've decided to make a blanket, bibs, booties, and anything else that might be cute!

Our first challenge is for Elizabeth. She and her husband are expecting their first child in June. They are planning to be completely surprised about the sex of their child, so Nikki and I decided to go with a palette of yellow, green, aqua and a light red color.

Nikki is making a bird mobile and a bib and I made a blanket. Nikki found a pattern for a beautiful blanket that looks like it took a super-complicated stitch to make. However, it is easy and works up quickly!

Here's the final product!

Don't you love that border??  That's a reverse single crochet!  I didn't even know you could do that!