Posts Tagged ‘stripes’

Today I am braving the shave! We are heading over to my in-laws and taking the kids to Chuck E Cheese. I figure that’ll keep me busy all day until it’s time to head on over to  Bald in the Boro, our local event for the St. Baldrick”s Foundation.

I will make sure to post before and after photo’s tomorrow, but until then I have something else to share with you. I was going through old blog posts and came across this post (I also blogged about it here as well) about my chevron blanket. I’ve since finished it and thought I’d share some photos of it in action.

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket.

 Pattern (Free) :: Ravelry Notes ::  And this photo inspired my choice of colors.

As you can see, this blanket sure does get a lot of love! I am so happy with how it turned out.  I definitely see another ripple blanket it my future…


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Is it just here in Tennessee, or has this Winter weather been pretty crazy where you live too? I am the first to admit that I am not a fan of the cold. I am a true Floridian through and through. Ever since moving up here 4 years ago now, I dread this time of year and become quite the homebody and only go outdoors whenever it is absolutely needed.

This past week we’ve had some pretty warm temperatures. Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I am actually loving it! Minus the tornadoes.

I took full advantage of the weather and went ahead and dressed Sophia in her vintage cardigan (pattern info and yarn blogged here). The photos I took of her in action were pant-less, but I promise before we left the house I put some on her 😉

ps. please excuse the blurry-ness of the photos. this little lady just won’t sit still!

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I came across this sweet vintage cardigan while searching on ravelry for an infant sweater to make for Sophie as a Christmas gift. I fell in love with it the moment I layed eyes on it and got started making it right away.

I ended up just using some yarn that I had on hand (bernat softee baby in pink & baby bee sweet delight in naked and teddy). The colors worked very well together and gave it a lovely neapolitan look. I would have loved to add some pretty vintage buttons, but unfortunately I am lacking in the cute button department. So I went with what I had.

After finishing it and trying it on Sophie it fit perfectly. My only wish would be that I would have added a tad bit more to the length so it would fit longer. I really enjoyed making it though and have no problem making another one once she grows out of it. I would also like to make one for her older sister as well. I’m thinking Spring cardigans. Not sure what colors I will go with. Perhaps something with aqua… ’cause I’m just lovin’ the aqua.

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I mentioned visiting the website design seeds for color inspiration the other day in a previous post. For those of you unfamiliar with design seeds, it is basically a great source in finding color inspiration.

I don’t know about you, but a significant amount of my time in brainstorming a project is spent trying to come up with the right colors. There’s nothing worse than working something up and investing time into a project to realize that the colors aren’t working well together. And this is where design seeds has come to my rescue!

My inspiration for my first ever chevron stripes blanket came to me through design seeds. I just browsed through the endless photos until something spoke to me. That’s when I found this photo:

I was looking for something different, something non-girly so to speak. And autumn wheat was it! I fell in love and made a trip to JoAnn’s to pick up a few of the colors that I didn’t already have on hand as soon as I could.

I decided to go with Vanna’s Choice yarn. It’s easy to find, reasonably priced (especially when it’s on sale– and it was!), and available in a huge variety of colors. I was able to find very close matches to those shown in the ‘autumn wheat’ photo which made me one happy lady.

For the chevron pattern, I used the Neat Ripple Pattern that can be found over at Attic 24. It’s easy to follow with clear instructions and detailed photos.  And free.

I am just loving the look of this blanket so far! And so very thankful for design seeds for the color inspiration.

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