Monday, October 4, 2010

WIPs and Chromium Star Baby Blanket Ta-Dah

Ta-Dah!!! I finished one of my many wips....This is the Chromium Star Blanket found on Ravelry. When I started the blanket I had no idea who I was making it for. I just knew this star blanket needed to be made for a baby boy...I am pleased to announce that this blanket has found it's new home and the mommy-to- be loved it! YAY!
Now for more pressing matters. I had a serious case of startitis. If you knew me, you would know I hate things that are left undone. When I start something I must finish asap. Except for in crochet. I can start something, work on it for awhile. Something else catches my eye and them BAM!!!!!!! I am starting something else. I have several works in hibernation. Wanna see?

This is a blanket that I have has laying around for years. YES! Years! *GASP* The pattern for this blanket came from a Leisure Arts book called "Our Best Afghans A to Z. 26 "X" cellent Crochet Designs". It was origionally worked up by my mom. I loved the way it looked and begged her for it and so It was mine! YAY! It was so perty lovely I loved it UNTIL it started coming unraveled. The yarn used is a slippery yarn so the ends keep backing out of it. I made it my mission to repair it while trying to keep as much of my mom's origional work intact..

This project I started last winter. I had a thing for Happy Yellow House's wonderful crocheted quilts.
I came up with the idea I would make a frog blanket..I love frogs.. using her wonderful little squares. I drew up the design and this is how far I got. After working on this a while, I got bored so I put it in hibernation and began something else.

Ahhh yes...thanks to Attic24
I began this wonderful granny stripe blanket. This blanket has wonderful rhythms. 1, 2, 3..1,2,3...My blanket isn't as colorful as those on my ravelry group but I love it just the same.

And yet another Attic24 wip. The wonderful, colorful, amazing, gorgeous, hexigon blanket. I love this pattern. However, I got bored with making the hexigons so I put it on the back burner to make some other things. I can't wait to see it all finished. Guess I can since it is on the back burner huh?

This blanket is for a sweet little baby girl. No I don't have anyone in mind yet but if I did, it would probably be done by now. This pattern also came from a Leisure Arts book. I love this pattern. I love the way the pattern makes little heart shapes all over the blanket. I hope to finish and find this cute and cuddly blanket a new home soon.

This is my current WIP. This is what I am working on now..It is a University of Michigan blanket. A friend of ours just found out he is having baby #4 and he wanted me to make this blanket. I think it is gonna go in his Michigan room instead of being used for the baby. I have enjoyed drawing and writting up this pattern.

So what do you think? Too many WIPs right? Well I have things I want to make like more hats, scarves, and mittens for my kiddos and hubby; a wrap for me; and some Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations. However, I am going to do my best NOT to start any more crochet projects until I get most of these projects finished.

I truly hope you have enjoyed looking at all my crochet projects in progress. This post has made me realize I need to get crocheting on these and not look at any new patterns. Is that even possible? We will find out! Until next time, be blessed and I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Love it ... How can you not have several projects on the go? There are just so many patterns out there to try!

  2. Wow these are some amazing wips. Love them. x

  3. I loved to see your WIPs... every crocheter have to have several of them!!!

  4. DO you have a pattern for the Michigan blanket that you could send to me?

    1. Did she ever send a pattern I would love a pattern to this

    2. Me three. I am a beginner at crocheting but my husband needs a U of M blanket. I bought the yarn. It's hopefully going to be big (queen size at least). I just have no idea how to start this. Does the M get done first and then crocheted around?

    3. It's not really a pattern. I drew the Michigan M on graph paper and then colored the square around it. Each square on the graph paper represented 5 single crochets. Then I started on the bottom left and crocheted across changing color for the M.