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Freitag, 26. Juni 2015

Blog Anniversary



Oh boy, I totally didn't notice that my blog had its first birthday earlier this month! At the beginning of June last year I wrote my very first blog post! I just noticed it now when I looked for an older post. 
So - Happy blogiversary to me! ;)

And because I finally gave the baby blanket to my NIECE (after two nephews, we now have a GIRL in the family) I can show it to you here. We already visited the little bundle of joy when she was fresh out of the hospital and a mere 5 days old. Of course she's the prettiest baby I've ever seen! 


drops baby merino. I love the colors!


the first rows...


nearly finished!

Our little girl loves the blanket, her mother sends me pictures of her wrapped up in it constantly, but because I have to respect her privacy, you get the baby blanket pictures sans the baby.
I saw a similar pattern at little woollie and immediately fell in love with it! I started the blanket in January. At that time we didn't know if it would be a boy or a girl, so I tried to make it gender-neutral. And a rainbow is always nice. 
I used Drops Baby Merino wool and I loved it. It's not the smoothest or softest wool, but it's a natural fiber (which was important to me and the mother) and you can throw it in the waching machine which - in my opinion - is an important point when it comes to baby blankets!
I have lots of the colored yarn left so right now I'm thinking of making myself a colorful rainbow-ripple-cushion cover with it. I really fell in love with that colors and with Drops yarn. Won't be the last time that I'm working with it. In fact, I'm already working on a new Drops pattern which I'm sure I'm able to show you soon! :)

any tips as to why the edge curls up so much? What did I do wrong?


close up of the colors. I love those neat rows!

close up of the edge. a little rainbow!



Happy Weekend, everyone! 
Xoxo

P.S.: I'm thinking about subscribing to simply crochet magazine. Has anyone of you experience with a subscription outside the UK???

Kommentare:

  1. Congrats on one year of blogging! :)

    The blanket looks wonderful - I am sure your niece will love it for the long time. I adore Cotton Merino, in fact I am starting two baby blankets with it atm

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. cotton merino is wonderful! I have some leftovers and I can't decide on a project to use them with!
      #firstworldproblems

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  2. Congratulations on your blogaversary and on the birth of your baby niece!!! The blanket is beautiful, I can see why it is being well used already. I buy Simply Crochet each month, but don't have a subscription, I can say though that it is a great magazine and has inspired me a lot! xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking about making the baby blanket in adult size for myself! I love the rainbow! And I think I will try the online subscription and look at it on my iPad. Not the same, but easier and cheaper!

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  3. Happy blogaversary! And many congrats on your new niece. The blanket is lovely :) I love those colours and it looks lovely and cosy. My work often wrinkles at the edges and have no idea why... Maybe it's tension? Have a good week :) xx

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    1. Thank you! I adore that little baby girl. So sad, that they live 5 hours away from us! :(

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