things near my knitting chair

Please note the absence of any Lopi Lite and the fabulous color! I was excited to discover yesterday that I had in my possession the required crochet hook for the Babette Blanket. I was certain that this project would have to wait until I ran to the store – what joy, I could jump right in!



You can see that I started with the four round squares. Luckily, I didn’t get too far before I had the idea to work my way from the inside out, following the pattern schematic and seaming the sections as I proceed. This blanket consists of different size squares that are all seamed together into larger rectangular sections which are then seamed together log cabin style to complete the blanket. Although I have made color substitutions, I am following the color chart. I think it will be less overwhelming and confusing to seam it as I go along rather than trying to keep track of all of these squares at the end of the project when it comes time to put it together. So I have started a 12 round center square.

Thank you for your input regarding the Bee Shawl/Lotus Blossom Shawl dilemma. I love the Lotus Blossom, but could do without those bobbles hanging from the bottom edge. I wonder how it would look to simply leave them out? Would I replace them with something else? I am going to poke around on Ravelry to see if anyone else has made modifications.

6 thoughts on “color!

  1. I have been having some commitment issues with Babette, so I’ve made a few squares that turned out to be excellent coasters. Nice way to use up some of the ends from my Larger than Life Bag, too! Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

  2. I like your squares they make me want to make some and I never want to crochet,,, hmmm,,,, I think seaming as you go is a great idea with such a project.

  3. Lovely squares…the only thing I’ve attempted to crochet are little teddy bears…very cute and easy. I’m wondering how I would do on these squares.

  4. Can you tell me where I can find the babette blanket pattern, please. It looks wonderful and lots of fun to do. thanks debi

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