Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Decorating!

Here is my humble offering for the Easter season's decorating in our home.  I got the pattern from Lion Brand's site and it's a keeper, to be sure!  I had such fun crocheting the eggs and used worsted weight on most of them rather than the suggested baby yarn, ergo, my easter eggs are the 'jumbo' size, LOL.   I made a few changes to the basket as well, using 2 strands together rather than 3, since I used worsted once again and I decided to finish the top of the basket itself with a reverse single crochet because I feel that it looks prettier than just ending off at my last single crochet.   I used Vanna's Choice acrylic yarn in case you're wondering.  I don't think I'm finished making the eggs yet, and if I make too many, I will give some to my granddaughters along with another basket to keep them in.

 Here are some springtime blooms to make your heart lighter now that spring is here, at least as far as the calendar is concerned.  It hasn't felt much like spring other than a few days here and there but it's still early in the game, so we'll wait and see.  I want to take more pictures this year of the beauty of nature in and around my neck of the woods, so I will share them with you from time to time. 

In the meantime, I'm going to begin a baby blanket using 'birdlebee's' Rasberry Ripple pattern and rather than the pinks and whites in hers, I plan to use baby blues and white, most likely with Vanna's Choice or Encore Worsted because I believe in having yarns that are soft and lovely on the one hand, but can be thrown into the washer and dryer with wild abandon which is what every new Mom needs since she is plenty busy enough already without having to worry about hand washing a blanket.   There is no particular recipient in mind for this little blankie just yet, just my own feeling as to which will be my next grandchild, a boy or a girl.......based on my color choice, you can plainly see which I think it will be. :)

I wish you and yours a very happy Easter with lots of assorted goodies for all!

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