22 May 2008

C is for crochet

I gave in to the temptation and started a crocheted baby blanket. My college roommate just had a boy and another friend is supposed to have a boy next month. Since I don't have really boy-appropriate yarn in my stash (stop snickering, its true that despite all that yarn there wasn't anything just right for a baby blanket for a boy), I fell victim to the acrylic at one of the big box stores. Now, not all acrylic is equal. Sadly, I got some crappy acrylic because I thought the colors were exactly what I wanted. I am not enjoying the actual crocheting of this blanket but it is turning out lovely. I'll just have to steam the crap out of it so its not so scratchy.

A photo of the ABC Afghan:

ABC Afghan

From the side its easier to see the puff stitch which creates the outlines and letters:
ABC Afghan

Again, the colors were perfect for the recipient so I went with it. I'm sure she will appreciate the easy care acrylic but it sure is tough on my hands. On the other hand, it is such an easy project, it is just zooming along and makes for great TV crocheting.

Guess what came in the mail yesterday?

Wii Fit

Yeah, because I really need another distraction from my work during the day. (It's actually DH's anniversary present. Wednesday marked 4 years since we got married.)


Kelly said...

I got my Wii Fit the other day too! Gotta try it out this weekend!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh that blanket looks cool! Crappy acrylic or no the letters are neat. =) And yay Wii fit!

Trillian42 said...

Awww... the blanket is adorable!

And just wait until you get started on the Wii Fit. TOTALLY addictive.

Javajem said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that alphabet blanket - too cute!

I didn't know there was a fitness game for Wii! Awesome!