Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blanket & birthday lunch

As my last day of spring break, I taught a crochet class, had lunch with my parents for my birthday, and finished a baby blanket for my friend's baby.

My parents took us to Fuego for our annual Mexican birthday lunch, which was awesome as usual. Mom put together an amazing bag of birthday goodies, including Reese's candy, movies from my wish list, and a book on tapas cooking. I will start with the delicious marinated olives and continue through the
book until we are sufficiently satiated.

Driving around town, we also got to see the wonderful snow th
at fell over the night - although Dave wouldn't say it was so wonderful.

Later in the evening we watched some library movies, including Honeymoon in Vegas and Run Fatboy Run. The former was actually a pretty bad movie, even though I've understood it to be something of a cult classic. The latter was a really sweet movie, and definitely motivated me to be better about exercise.

While we watched those movies, I finally finished a baby blanket I've been working on for a few months. I used my Leapfrog Shell pattern to create a cloud-like baby blanket that looks and feels oh-so-soft.

The pattern is easy to work and you don't have to change colors - you just hop one color over the other without ever cutting your yarn. The result is a very coloful set of interlocking colors:

I have been working on this and two other blankets, and two of them are already spoken for by expectant friends. It felt good to finish a blanket today - I have so many projects around the house that I'm sure Dave will be very happy for me to get some of the yarn out of here.

Now for some grilled scallops for dinner!


shumaila said...

BEAUTIFUL blanket and thank you for sharing the pattern. Ahh the edging is super cute, could you please tell me how did you you do the edging ?

* Valerie * said...

I don't remember for sure because it was a while ago and I already gave the blanket away as a present; however, I think it was 3 dc, sk 1, 1 sc, sk 1, 3 dc, etc.

shumaila said...

Thank you :)