I have spent quite some time thinking about starting a new blanket. My SIL is having a pretty important Birthday this year... She is turning 50... she is a wonderful person, giving and generous and I think she is more than worth it the amount of work I'll have to put into making a blanket for her. I have just shown you the blanket I made for her daughter's wedding this last summer (look at my wedding blanket post -sorry I'm not able to put a link from blogger today) and she absolutely loved it.
She loves pink, she loves colors and most of all she loves flowers ...
So I decided to go with a very colorful, Japanese flower blanket and put a pink border when it is all done.
I don't really have a pattern other than I know I'll probably make 130 flowers , I am using 13 colors and a size 5mm J crochet hook. I'm using LionBrand Wool-Ease and I'm very happy with the result. The blanket looks beautiful and it will be easier for her to wash when she needs to.
I have to make at least one flower a day and sometimes that is a very hard goal to accomplish, but I am confident I can get it done by the end of April for her special birthday.
If you need any more details you can always ask me, i'm not following a pattern , but this "make as I go" kind of plan is different .. it is very liberating (although kind of stressful for me sometimes - I don't always follow a pattern, but I like to write my own pattern and plan before I start a blanket and this is a whole new thing)
Here are a few pictures for you to see my progress ... and I can't wait to show you the big reveal in April.
I want to thank you for visiting me today ... I hope you enjoy your visit here as much as enjoy reading all of your comments.
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday :)