Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Textured Blanket for Micah

This past week, I have been feeling a little stressed, so have been taking a bit of time to do something creative. I have been wanting to make Micah a texture quilt, but have had a difficult time finding fabrics of various textures. I came to an idea though that will make the project move along better. I am learning new crochet stitches. I have used the same basic 3 stitches for years and am wanting to learn more variety.

This all started with a dishcloth exchange that a friend in Australia is doing. I am making a couple of dishcloths to send to her and she will exchange a couple that she has made to send to me. This gave me an idea.

What about making a bunch of squares of the various crochet stitches and sew them together to make Micah's blanket? Each crochet stitch has a different feel to it. Add to this the various types of fibers that are available and the possibilities are endless. Fibers or yarns can be found in a wide array of styles, colors and texture. Some are bumpy and soft, some are very fluffy, some are slightly coarse, and some are smooth. With all the options, I should be able to make a textured blanket for him that he will enjoy.

I am so glad that my hands are finally cooperating and I am able to do handwork again. I have been unable to do much of it ever since the ram tackled me early last autumn. I have gotten very behind in sewing and crochet projects. Abbie is already asking for a new shawl and for me to make her some head coverings. She wants some bonnets similar to what I wear. With the longer daylight hours, I am trying to work on these things after the day's work is done and the little ones are settled in for the night.

6 comments:

The Craftivist said...

I love your blog. When you mentioned making a crochet blanket for Micah, it made me think of the different styles of granny squares and that they may be an option if you are looking for ideas in that department. crochetpatterncentral.com has several patterns for granny squares that you can then crochet together and the patterns are all free.

Sharmayne said...

Paula, Let me know the size blocks you are making for Micah, & when I send over the dishcloths, I'll include a block or 2 for Micah's blanket.
Hugs, Sharm

kbs2000 said...

I love your blog as well. you may want to check out Lionbrand yarn website too - they have a ton of free patterns. I think you have a great idea with making not only different patterns, but using different yarn. what a great way to use up those "single" balls!

Michelle H. said...

Post us a pic when you're finished!

craftycountrymomma said...

I love the Blog and the way you live your Life. I am looking forward to seeing the results of the Blanket you are making for Micah, I just finished up 1 Afghan for my Sister & trying to finish up the other Afghan for my Husband & adding on to my Daughters Afghan.Please keep up the great work on your Blog.

craftycountrymomma said...

I love your blog and the idea of the Blanket you are making for Micah, I am also learning new stitches as I go along & besides swaping the Squares like that is a fantastic idea.