Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Completed Project: Baby Afghan (gender neutral)

From a small square to a wonky finished blanket...

Baby Afghan 09

Baby Afghan 04

Again - all the details are in Ravelry...so if you're not already signed up to join, go get in line. Shouldn't be much longer that they are in beta - but who knows.

This blanket was made for a friend who is due in June. They are keeping the gender a surprise until the big day, hence the gender neutral colors. There seems to be quite a bit of blue in the blanket, but I don't think it makes it too boyish. Plus, they're Jewish, so the blue shouldn't be an isssue regardless of gender, right? ;)

So why did I call it a "wonky" blanket?

Take a look for yourself...

Baby Afghan 07

Baby Afghan 08

WTF?? Why are my corners so freakishly bigger than the rest of my blanket? I didn't add any extra stitches so I don't know why my gauge made this all funky. Here's hoping that the washing machine and some gentle blocking get this blanket into shape. (It's wishful thinking given the fact that the yarn is 100% acrylic.)


The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

Gorgeous blanket!

I wouldn't too much about the wonkiness. When I made Am's replacement wooby it was wonky too. I think it has to do with the weight of the blanket acting on the larger outer rounds which have more 'stitch give' to them.

All handmade stuff has a wonkiness. Otherwise what is the point?

The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

I wouldn't WORRY too much is what I was trying to say there. May brain talks too fast for my hands.

Sam said...

You know what's funny - I didn't know "worry" was missing until you pointed it out. My brain automatically added it when I read it. :)