Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Birthday Blanket!

Last year I kind of started a tradition of making myself a blanket with yarn that Keith got me for my birthday.  I'm always buying yarn, but I never really make anything for myself.  So when Keith surprised me with a ton of yarn last year, I decided to make myself a blanket.  This year, he took me out & told me to get what I wanted.  I picked out 7 different colours and decided to make another blanket.  But it took me a while to figure out what kind of blanket to make.  I've made a few different crocheted blankets in the past, and kind of wanted to do something different.  I decided on the granny stripe blanket, which is pretty similar to a few blankets I've already made, but a bit different. 

ANYWAY, here is the blanket!  It's grown quite a bit since I took these photos the other day:
And this is the blanket from last year. I've added more of a border since these photos:
For those of you who knit or crochet (or really make anything!), do you ever make something for yourself?  Or are you always giving things away &/or selling them?   The only things I ever really make for myself are blankets, and I love my growing collection!

6 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the colours you chose!
    I've knit myself a couple blankets, but they're both pretty small. I've also knit myself a big shawl, two small ones, a neck warmer and a hat. I think that's it! But in the grand scheme of things, with the sheer number of things I knit, that's really not that much.
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  2. What a cute tradition! Both of your blankets are really beautiful!
    x

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  3. I can't wait for you to teach me how to knit on our road trip. just sayin.

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  4. Wow! You are talented! I may know how to sew but when it comes to knitting and crocheting, I know nada!

    I hardly make things for other people. It's not that I'm selfish but that's always how my projects turn out - me-made

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  5. I love your birthday blankets Holly!!!

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  6. Beautiful! I especially love the last one, what an interesting stich.

    And I do often make things for myself. Also a lot to give or to sell, but a lot for myself as well:)

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