Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Use of More Scraps...

This time it's yarn scraps.  In the quest to find something to keep me occupied these past weeks, I decided to try to use up some of my baby yarn left from projects I'd done before.  I found this pattern,
https://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Baby-Blankets/Hushabye-Simple-Shell-Afghan, online, and had the colors I needed.  This is my finished blanket.  Both blue rows and pink rows are the same color; the far rows look darker but they aren't.


Because I used baby yarn, in order to achieve the right width of the different colors, I had to make eight rows of the colors and four rows of the white.  The pattern shows more rows of color but there wasn't enough green in my stash to make more; anyway, it would have been too long.  I've hunted for baby yarn online and at Wal Mart and can't find it.  The brand is Red Heart; do they not make this yarn anymore?  It's really delicate and soft.

I'm always shy when showing what I've made; I feel like a cat who has brought a mouse to the back door for praise. :)

Have a safe and happy fourth with your friends and families.
Charlotte

19 comments:

  1. do you have the number of the color Charlotte? here is the link to the Redheart site http://www.redheart.com/yarn?gclid=CMTb9b2m7tQCFQIaaQodlz4J4w if you put in the number maybe it will come up.

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    1. Yes, I've looked at their online store. They have a baby yarn but it's not delicate like this old yarn. Things continue to change over the years I guess.

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  2. Don't be shy about sharing what you make; it is inspiration to us! I love seeing what others have been making. The baby blanket is so pretty and looks so soft. Perfect for a little one. Love the border too! Did you use a variegated yarn for that or add each color with starts and stops? Looks like a lot of work.

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  3. I don't know anything about what yarns are being sold these days but I do know you've made a sweet, beautiful afghan and I'm glad you share your handwork ♥️

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  4. Very pretty! I just love baby pastel colors.

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  5. Walmart online has a new function, you can order things they have posted in their online store and have it delivered to your local Walmart. I don't think there's any shipping charges for this. Our WMT has a big sign pointing to the way to the pickup site for internet purchases, so I know I'd be able to do it, and been thinking about it because their inventory online is much larger and more varied than anything I find in our store, and it's supposed to be one of those "Super Centers". That would solve the problem of not being able to find where things are located, and of only finding one of something that you want several of, or not finding your size in an article of clothing. Anyway, you might look at WMT online and see if they have that baby yarn. Red Heart has been around for a very long time. My mother wouldn't use anything else but that brand, but I think it was mostly because it was priced lower than most of the other brands she had available to her.

    You know how I love "using things up", so I really enjoyed this post. Hugs, Ilene

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  6. Your baby blanket is beautiful, Charlotte! It looks quite sweet. I hope you have a nice 4th of July!

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  7. Oh wow! If I could make something that pretty, I would not be shy about showing it. I know that feeling...about the cat bringing a mouse...that's funny.

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  8. The last time I wanted 3 weight baby yarn I could not find it anywhere. Even searching on-line, it seems very rare. I wanted that fine year to crochet a baby baptisim dress. Your "scrappy" blanket is beautiful!!!

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  9. Your baby blanket is beautiful. You did a fantastic job using the yarn scraps. I hope you had a great 4th.

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  10. Your crochet work, like your quilting, is always so beautifully done. I so regret not having learned to crochet. How did you learn?

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  11. I love the baby afghan, as always your work is lovely!!!

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  12. Beautiful baby blanket. You arranged the colors perfectly. It's like comfy layers of sherbet ice cream. Some little baby is going to be wonderfully snug and warm wrapped in your blanket.

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  13. I think we all are a bit shy about showing off our work, but you do such lovely projects, that I would hate to miss out on see them! Please keep showing us!

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  14. I just LOVE this, Charlotte! So beautiful. :)

    xoxo

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  15. You did such a lovely job! It is so sweet!

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