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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! 

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

8 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
    Crochet Between Worlds

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

  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

    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!

  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

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