I like to make blankets, crocheted afghans really. My sister had a baby girl this past summer, so I wanted to make something cute and girly for her. I went straight to Pinterest and found this blanket with pattern:
According to the instructions, this is a preemie size. I knew by the time I would see my new niece, she would be 6 months old and I wanted the blanket I made for her to last a lot longer than the year she would be a baby. (I also didn't want red, white, and blue; although it is very patriotic-looking, it doesn't really scream "girl".) So I followed the directions listed, then I just kept going. By the time I got to the end of the directions, I had figured out how many extra crochets to make/skip to make the star shape. I used the inspiration of the different colors and used up five balls I had.
It turned out quite large, and I hope as my niece grows, she will like it.
My sweet pea niece with her blanket!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.