Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sweet as can bee...

I know this was supposed to be the weekend that I would take pictures of all the hats I've recently been working on, but that didn't happen.  They're pretty much finished, but I still have to trim some of them.  The hats are still on schedule to be delivered when they're supposed to be, but this post isn't going to include them.  I've got other things to do.  😉

Today we are celebrating youngest son's 23rd birthday.  All three sons should make it for lunch today and then some games - and I'm just so excited!

I do have another finished project to show, though.  I had crocheted this Sweet As Can Bee Blanket (adult sized) without telling anyone, and didn't want to share about it here because it was meant as a gift:

I recently mailed it off to my sister who is undergoing chemotherapy, and I got word this week that she received it - so I can now post a picture of it. 



The back story on the yarn...  A couple of years ago I ordered a lot of this yarn thinking it was a nice shade of blue.  When I received it, I did think it was pretty, but my was it blue!  I used little bits of it here and there, but somehow I just never felt quite confident about using it in a large project.   So it waited patiently for its purpose to be discovered.

When I looked at it more recently I suddenly realized that it would be a perfect color for a blanket for my sister.  I had seen a picture of her in a similarly colored sweater and she looked stunning, so I imagined she'd look equally good cozied up in a blanket of nearly the same color.  I had also recently come across this blanket pattern, and I thought it was a perfect design.  And...  I was pretty confident I had just enough yarn to finish an adult sized blanket made from the pattern.  But it started to look like a race of Yarn Chicken as I got to the border, so I had to think fast.  By adding that one row of slightly darker blue in the edging, I had just enough.  Success! I thought.  I washed it and mailed it off.  

And you know what?  After she received it, one of the first things she said was that she loved the color.  😊  



The yarn,  Deborah Norville Everyday, is one of my favorites for washability and softness.  It's also non-pilling.  All great characteristics for a yarny blanket, in my opinion.  The colorway here is Cornflower.  The perfect name for the perfect color for a pretty lady with pretty blue eyes.  And the stitch pattern...  it's as sweet as can bee!  
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They made it!   Picture added Sunday night - after post was published.



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23 comments:

  1. Oh wow, another great blanket! You really make me want to get out my hooks again and start crocheting at once. Hope your sister is getting better soon! And have a great birthday celebration!

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    1. Thank you, Domics. It was a good, if too short for me day with my sons. :)

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  2. That is a lovely blanket. That blue is so pretty. Glad your sister liked it. Sad that she is going thru chemo.

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    1. Me too - sad that my sister is having to battle cancer, and glad that she liked the blanket. Even though it feels (to me) like small comfort from the distance I am, I hope it brings some when she uses it.

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  3. Lucky sister. It is a beautiful shade of blue and a very thoughtful and I am sure will be well loved gift. Have a great day with all your boys.

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  4. Love the blanket and have a great time with 'your boys'!

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    1. Thanks, Sam. I did enjoy the time with all my boys. It's not often, anymore, that we all get together.

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  5. The blanket looks great, I'm sure it will provide some comfort to snuggle up to during/post chemo sessions. Hope she gets better.

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  6. That's a sweet pattern, and the colour is so uplifting, yet calming. What a great gift for your sister: wrapped in love even though she's far away☺.

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    1. That's a good description of the color. Uplifting and calming. I would agree with that. :)

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  7. Becki what a great blanket finish and the colour is gorgeous. What a perfect gift for you sister and how wonderful for her to be wrapped up in it, feeling you closer. Love the photo of you and your boys!

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  8. You have three pretty handsome fellows! The pattern you chose (and that wonderful blue yarn) is a perfect one I think. So sorry your sister is undergoing chemo but I know she will feel so loved when she's wrapped up in your blanket.

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  9. I LOVE that blue! And how clever to add a subtle second colour in the border to squeak through. And i’m so glad your sister loves it too. It’s as if you’re there to hug her every day!

    Enjoy your celebration with your sons!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. I was really happy to find that second blue color in my stash. It was Lion Brand Heartland in the colorway, Olympic. Another gorgeous blue that after I got it I've felt a little intimidated about what to use it for. I think it worked well with the main blue color.

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  10. I love the hexagon shape & bees...well, because I drink my tea with honey. Great photo of you with your boys!

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  11. Your pic w/your boys made me smile. The blanket is wonderful! Love that you whipped that up for her.

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