There is a flurry of babies coming so I have been crocheting more than I ever have before. Crochet is great for gifts because it works up fast, and when it comes to baby things, crochet is durable. As soon as I finished Edie Eckman's Summer Baby Blanket, mentioned in a recent post, I began my 3rd Candy Cable Round Baby Afghan by Caron. I made 2 last year, for the young moms who work in the office of our apartment building. Now, the assistant to one of the moms is now expecting her 1st baby and that calls for a 3rd Candy Cable Round Baby Afghan. I didn't want to make her something different from the other 2.
The photo doesn't show the color very well. The yarns I chose are Purple Print and White from Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice line.
Not such baby colors, you say? I couldn't agree more, but this little girl is unique before she's even born. She will be given an unusual name - a name that her parents created. I thought, any little girl with a name like hers cannot have a conventional pink baby blanket. Purple print seemed more fitting.
Th pattern is easy, uses a lot of yarn (which is good if one is de-stashing, as I am) and is always well received. Sabrina's baby girl (I'm not going to tell you her name) is due in a few weeks. Her shower is Wednesday.
Like my last Candy Cable Round Baby Afghan, (which I dubbed Sandy Cable Round Baby Afghan, because I crocheted it during Super Storm Sandy and had to use an "emergency" color for the last round, because all the stores were closed for a week or 2 and I ran out of yarn ) I confess, I had some help crocheting this one.
He's so nosey!