Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WiP Wednesday #10

I've got plenty in progress for this week! I don't THINK the people who I'm making these baby blankets for read the blog but even if they do, I have so many pregnant friends right now that they wouldn't know it was for them or which one was for them so I'll share anyways :).

Here's the beginnings of my Popcorn Stitch Blanket. It's one of my favorite quick go-to blanket patterns when it comes to baby blankets. Both blankets are being made for friends who are among the group who wish to be surprised when it comes to finding out if they're having a boy or girl thus the neutrals in both.

I did try to switch up the neutrals in this one instead of just doing a straight yellow blanket, I chose to do two shades of yellow (both Caron One Pound) to give it a little variety and I have to say I'm loving it so far. It's a subtle difference but enough to give it character.

My other new favorite go-to baby blanket pattern is the Mitered Squares. The squares are all single crochet so they work up so so speedy! I did 12 out of the 20 yesterday so surely by the end of the week I'll have at least the squares completed and hopefully I will have started joining them!

I've also got my mystery square CAL going for the Donna Kay Lacey "A New Twist" Rav group. Here's a progress photo so far. Well, by so far I mean the first day's clue. This post will go up before I have a chance to add the second day's clue onto it.

Also on a sidenote:

I've been eyeing up the new Bernat Waverly for weeks now and telling myself "You do not need to join in the Bernat Waverly CAL/KAL" and guess what...I'm joining in on it when it starts next week.


The husband, little one and I went to Michael's over the weekend because they had a good price on a play tunnel that we were going to get. We're in the store and hubby actually asks, "You want to go look at yarn?" My reaction was, "Sure, I"ll go quickly look but I don't think I NEED anything"


I walked by the Bernat Waverly display and glanced as I have been doing for weeks except this time it was different. Tons of tiny red "CLEARANCE" stickers caught my eye! Could it be? YES! My Michaels store put Bernat Waverly on clearance! So for that price, how could I really pass up getting the yarn for the CAL and using the blanket as a Christmas present for someone who shall remain nameless!

Thinking I may sneak back over there this week and see about getting a few skeins for myself though :)


  1. It was on clearance? Yup, definitely a sign. It would be terrible to ignore it! ;)

  2. I am always a sucker for a clearance sign! Can't hold me back! :)

    Your projects are looking lovely - such a wonderful gift for your mom-to-be friends :)

  3. Your Popcorn stitch blanket looks amazing.

  4. Clearance stickers are not to be ignored! You HAD to buy the yarn and sign up for the CAL! Your mitred squares sure sound like a speedy blanket!