I'm not crafty.
In fact, I sat out of the craft night my beehives had this past Wednesday. I went to observe and visit, but didn't want to subject any of the impressionable young girls to my frustrations or swearing (just kidding, I don't swear - much).
Anyway, back in April she posted this and I loved the pattern (from a different blogger with very easy-to-follow instructions), and really wanted to try it out. My friend Sharla was the only pregnant person I knew at the time, so by default - and because I really, really like her (: - she became my target. I asked her for her favorite colors for a baby boy blanket and she told me blues whites and grays.
The result -
The baby -
Then I mentioned the pattern to my sister and she said she'd like one. I asked her for colors.
After months of on-and-off working on it (more off than on), I finally cowboyed up (I'm not a cowboy, but I like that phrase) (: and knocked it out during General Conference - bonus it kept me awake (not that conference is boring, but sometimes it's hard staying awake while you're sitting on a couch in your pajamas or scrubs).
|ignore the foot in the background - and take my word for it that it's not disembodied, it's just shoddy photography.|
If you too are dying for a ripple blanket provided by me, then just give me an order and then give me time - lots of time - and you'll eventually get one. Next on my list is one for a friend's baby girl, and then one for me. Those will be followed by a pink and green one and a pink and purple one for two of my nieces. They placed their orders back in June when I was babysitting and they saw me working on the first one. Of course, since they're 4 and 2 I'm hoping that they won't remember so when I finally give them one in 5-10 years --- or for their first baby --- they'll be super excited and surprised. (: