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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

~ yarn, a crochet hook & baby blankie #17b ~

My Mom had a Dr. appointment yesterday, and after we waited for about half an hour they finally called her name.  When the nurse took her to the back I took that opportunity to run across the street to AC Moore.  I bought three 1 pound bags of mill-ends yarn - light blue, light grey and pink - and a size I crochet hook.  I got back just in time - 5 minutes after sitting down in the waiting room, Mom came out.  Perfect timing.

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I made this hook handle when I got back home.  It's a swirled up red and white sparkle made with Fimo clay.  The beautiful doily was a giveaway gift from Lia of 'Lia's handwerk blog'

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Finished up baby blankie 17b last night.  I crocheted it with various brands of worsted weight for the loopy flowers and Loops & Threads Impeccable for the background.  It measures 22" x 26".  Three more blankies to go and then it'll be time for another delivery.  This blanket was inspired by the 'daisy chain pillow' pattern from  'Color In A Simple Life'  :)
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45 comments:

  1. Boy, I would still be in the store if if was me! Craft stores are so addicting! Love the blanket.

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  2. Looks really cute. You really come up with some cute baby blankets. I am still trying to decide what my next project will be. Have a great day.

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  3. Great hook! and I love the blanket. So bright and cheery. =)

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  4. O Debi, this blanket is so lovely!
    I hope everything is allright with your mother.

    I'm really looking forward to read your upcoming delivery-story, it's so fantastic you give all the blankets away!

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  5. That is a beautiful blanket. I love the flowers and then the loopy trim. I am always so blown away by how quickly you get these done and how lovely they are -- wow!

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  6. wow...cute blanket.....love the flowers... AC Moore here is like a twenty mile drive from my house so i dont go that often and have seen the mill ends there and was worried.. are they easy to work with? are they a good value for the money?

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    1. Hi Dana - yes, they are a good deal for the money. The bags cost $6.99 (I live in Maryland), and as you know a single skein can go in price up to $4.99. I bought a mill-ends bag a little while ago and I was able to figure out that the yarn was 'I Love This Yarn' which does go for $4.99 a skein - so the savings was just a tad over half price. I love it. :)

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  7. Love the blanket, very pretty. You always have such luck finding bargains on yarn. We don't have an AC Moore here. Your hubby was very sweet to bring you chocolates. Mine brought home ice cream for us to share (which I didn't need!). :-)

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  8. I'm with Beverooni - you sure work these things up fast!!! The blanket is adorable. I also am a fan of your loopy fringe. Perfect!

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  9. I love the blanket it's beautiful :)

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  10. oh my gosh - SUCH A PRETTY BLANKET!

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  11. A darling blankie!

    Judi M.

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  12. LoveloveLOVE the blanket! :) So cheery with the flowers.. Keeping it in my head for possible copycatting in the future!

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  13. Debi, I do believe you have outdone yourself! I think this is my all time fave baby blanket of yours! Love, love, love it!!! :D

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  14. The closest AC Moore to me is 70 miles. I have lived all over the US and to be honest I don't think I have ever been to one :( I do have a Ben Franklin here and I visit it often. I have a question...How do you make the handle for your hook? I have never used fimo clay before.

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    1. Hi Criossa - look over on the right sidebar and click on the picture of the crochet hook. It will take you to the post where I explain how to make them. :)

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  15. Lovely blanket again! You're so quick, you don't even show us "work in progress" pictures - so every new blanket is another surprise! Can't wait to see the next one (although this one could definitely be my favorite of your current collection!)

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  16. I love your new hook! :-)
    And I love your yarn, your ideas! Your blog just inspire me so much!!
    Thank you Debi!

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  17. Nice I love shopping is mill yarn a brand of yarn was looking online but no luck

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    1. Hi Rob - I'm not 100% sure, but I think mill-ends is skeins of yarn that don't weigh the same as regular skeins, and instead of fixing them they're sold as is. 2 bags I bought have 3 skeins and the other one has 4 skeins - but all 3 bags are 1 pound each. I've only seen them for sale at AC Moore.

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  18. Beautiful flowers on the baby blanket! You are so fast at making baby blankets.

    Hm...can I hire you... hehe

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  19. Hi Debi - Hope your Mom's doctor appt. went well. Your baby blankies are beautiful!
    The hooks that you make are the best! I am so glad that I have a collection of them from when you used to sell them. You are so kind to give directions for them, but I cannot imagine making one.
    I have bought some others - the "fancy, flowery ones" - but I like yours the best.
    (any thoughts of making them to sell again???)

    Mary Lou

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    1. Thanks Mary Lou. Mom's ok - she's just having follow-up appointments. I've thought of selling my hooks again, but I can't seem to find the time - I have too many other things going on right now. :)

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  20. Thank you all for your nice comments. :)

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  21. A very pretty rug :)) and pattern.. someone will be very happy to receive it :))
    glad your mum is on the improve..

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  22. Hi Debi! Your hook is gorgeous and your baby blanket too. Love the bright colors.

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  23. Love the baby blanky! So adorable and pretty :)
    xo,
    wink

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  24. Hola. Que manta tan original, es preciosa.
    Un saludo.
    Susana.

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  25. You are crocheting fast! So many projects and all so neatly made!

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  26. Marvellous baby-blanket, Debi!
    :-) nice your stoies about how you can't resist buying yarn. Something sim ilar is happening to me too in this period.
    dear greetings

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  27. You really do keep busy. I don't think we have any stores that sell yarn like that around here. But I would like it if they did. :)

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  28. Debi....I think just about every time I drop in to check out what is new with you I am Wowing myself! Now that baby blanket is darling and I agree with the rest of the comments, you are so darn fast at crocheting, that crochet hook is gonna break the "speed limit" LOL. Is there a pattern? It seems like I am forever asking you that question! has your mom been sick? I have been in and out of blogland these past 19 days while I have been back and forth to Cleveland for my husband. I have been doing a hit and miss check on friends on here. Hope your mom is doing better.
    Have a great weekend
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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    1. Thanks Susanne. My Mom had a heart attack around 5 or 6 years ago and ever since she has had to go to the Dr. for alot of check-ups to make sure everything stays ok. I hope your hubby is doing well. :)

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  29. Thank you all very much ladies. :)

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  30. I love that blanket! It's really cute, i'll have to remember that the next time I make one for a girl. :)

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  31. I just love this blanket. I have also skimmed through and have read some of your past blog postings and think you have a wonderful cause. All of your blankets are beautiful.

    I donate to Bridge and Beyond a charity for the homeless. However, I would love to also find a local charity for Chemo patients as well as Preemies. I think you have great courage taking your blankets to the local hospitals. I too would be nervous as well. I applaud you in your efforts.

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  32. Thank you Stephanie. :)

    Thank you Sherry. I took a look around of your work for Bridge and Beyond and you do great work too. There are people out there that are warm and cozy because of you. :)

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  33. I got some mill ends a while back at AC Moore. I love them. I got a bag of browns and royal reds that were a chunky kind of yarn. The red made a really nice hat.

    Do you put your clay right up to the letter on the hook or do you cover it up? I did one hook and put it up to the letter but didn't cover it up so I know what one it is. I have more clay, just haven't made anymore. I was disappointed in the one I did because it went flat where it laid on the pan in the oven. So I have flat spots on it. :o( Do yours?

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    1. I put the clay right up to the point where the flat spot on the hook is. I use the quilt batting so I don't get flat spots on the handle when I bake it. Sometimes I get little tiny marks on the handle from the batting but the sanding always takes care of that - makes it nice and smooth. :)

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  34. hmmm...I'll have to get some of that. Thanks Debi!

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  35. Debi- is this pattern available to buy or do u have it on your site anywhere? I love it and would love to make one.

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    1. Thanks Dana. This is my version of the Daisy Chain pillow I saw on another blog. Here is where Karen sells her pattern on Ravelry:

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daisy-chain-pillow

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