Because this cause is important to me I did make a donation, and I'm going to keep working on the blanket so it will be ready for the next shipment.
WIP photo of baby blanket before adding first green stripe. (By now I am half way done with the first green stripe.)
Date started: May 4, 2008
Made for: afghans for Afghans, Mother's Day Campaign for Newborns (will not be ready for this campaign)
Blanket requirements: at least 40” by 30”; wool (or other animal fiber); not white or very light colors (bright and colorful encouraged); dense (warm) fabric, not lacy or airy.
Pattern: Bev's Baby Ripple Afghan (with modifications: ch 182 to start; make 2 additional repeats of ripple pattern)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool (worsted weight)
Colors: Pearl Gray, Sage
- I plan to crochet wide stripes (finishing a skein and then changing color). I think the stripe pattern will be gray-green-gray-green-gray, but I’m new enough to crochet that I’m not positive. (That is, it may end up more or fewer stripes/skeins at the target length.)
- I plan to add a ruffle border around the blanket in gray and green. I'm not sure yet what color pattern I will use for that.
May 26, 2008: ETA:
By now (May 26), I am almost ready to add the next gray stripe, so it's coming along. Now that I am not working to meet the previous deadline, the blanket is slotted in among the other crafts I am doing. There is no update on the afghans for Afghans web site about a new deadline, but I will keep checking.
These photos were taken on May 13, shortly after I added the first green stripe, with the blanket wrapped around the green ball of yarn, because I thought it was pretty: