Thursday, July 06, 2006
Books, Babies, and Blankets
I just love vintage craft books! My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was a young girl, and I remember the crochet books and magazines that she had. For that reason, when I came upon a number of old crochet books many years ago at a thrift store, I bought them. It's always a pleasure to me to see my craft books on the shelf, and sometimes I just sit and browse through the pictures, dreaming of the projects I will never find time to do.
When a new baby boy was born to some friends of ours I decided to make him a receiving blanket similar to the blankets I posted about earlier but with a fancier crocheted edging than I typically do. I started an edging from this lovely old book, but after crocheting about 12 inches I took it out, deciding that it was too frilly for a little boy. After a few minutes of trial and error, I ended up creating a simpler
edging that is more fitting for the fabric. Three Waltons' episodes later, the blanket was finished and is now ready to give to the precious new baby.