Still Working on Sydnee's Blanket

Yes, I'm still working on Sydnee's blanket, but I'm getting there. There were some wrong turns here and there - a lost stitch or two that had to be recreated in my own special way because I was too stubborn to take out any more rows. But she's just a baby. She won't be able to tell, right?

You know, when I first made some errors in pattern interpretation, I declared that I would never make this pattern again, but as I persevere and continue working on it, it really isn't that bad. The only downfall is that I keep having to read the pattern on every single row because all 8 rows are different. I'm used to patterns that repeat the same stitches on every row and then have a different style border. But challenges are good. That's how you learn.

So here is what I've done so far. My tension is usually a little tighter than some patterns suggest, so I stepped the hook up one size, which is perfect for me because my absolute favorite hook is the "H" hook, or for those of you outside of the U.S., it's the 5.00mm hook. (I know this is an aside, but I love Susan Bates aluminum hooks!) I have to complete a total of 24" for the inside part of the blanket before I can start this intricate edging process. I have 4 more inches to go. I plan to get that done tonight.

The edging will be completed is these cream and light pink colors - my cousin's sorority colors (of course)
Here you can see the stitches a little more closely.

When I finish this project, I will not have any outstanding projects to complete. I'm hoping to make something for another friend who is due in a couple of weeks, but I don't know yet what I want to make - something personal, yet quick to make. We'll see. Maybe I'll just wait until she has the baby and reveals his name. They won't tell anyone. In the meantime, I'll focus on one thing at a time - oh, that's so hard for me to do though. :-D


  1. Looks beautiful. I usually crochet very loose (is this word right for tension? not sure) and have to change the hook for another smaller. I'm currently making a hat and it was almost finished when I noticed it was too big for me: had to start anew! 2.50 mm hook this time -wish me luck! ;)

    I also was crocheting another baby blanket but right now I'm thinking of undoing it because I know this friend of mine won't appreciate it (she's one of the bunch who laughs at me for doing 'old ladies stuff'). I'll buy her a nice and 'cool' gift because that's what she wants and keep my yarns for another more interesting project.

    I don't forget my UFOs but what's left of the Hello Kitty bag is sewing and I'm so dull at that!

    Have a nice weekend, my friend!

  2. Yes, you have the right word for tension. Mine is tight and yours is loose so we have the opposite problem! lol I wish you well on your new projects. So that means you have to update your project percentage scales on your blog.

    Have a good weekend!


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