Last night I finally finished this lap blanket for E. It worked up rather quickly compared to the one I’d done for baby A. recently. I love this color green and it’s everywhere right now (have you seen the porcelain cups at Starbucks?). It’s Lion Brand Cotton Ease "lime" — a name I just don’t agree with. I’m constantly renaming paints and yarns and fabric swatches in catalogs. This is most definitely a springy leaf green; can’t they see that? Lime is more neon and 80’s, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, E. wasn’t as excited and appreciative of her lovingly-made blanket as I was hoping, but I was prepared for that. I guess it’s hard to expect a three year-old to get jazzed about crochet.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
p.s.: I bought our family name sign (pictured in the previous post) from a store on ebay a couple of years ago. Do an ebay search in their stores for "family name sign" and you will find quite a variety of options. Ebay search.
p.s. #2: The pattern is the minty one pictured on the back of this little pattern book I found next to all the yarn at Michaels. I didn’t like their picot edging so I made up my own (I can never follow anything exactly).