Nov 192015
 

So, I’ve been working on the same blanket for years, haven’t picked it back up yet this year, but Mister Underfoot won’t let me finish it. I made a post about it last year that you can find here: The Blanket I’ll Never Finish.

After I made that post, I decided that since he loved the blanket I was working on so much, I’d just make him one of his own. Since it was smaller, it was easier to work on, but he still had to try it out before it was finished.

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It’s a simple blanket, just single, double and triple crochet throughout. On the row before switching colors, I did a variety of variations. Some were 3 sc, 3 dc, 3 tc, 3 dc, 3 sc, 3 dc and so on. Some were 1 of each repeating and some were just seemingly random. I wanted to add a little something to see even though it was a blanket for a kitty.

And here’s what he wound up with…

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The variegated rows actually look pretty interesting. I love working with variegated yarn because you never know exactly how it’s going to look until it’s finished. Some people see ducks, others rabbits. I see a pattern of blobs, but I’ve never had something I’ve made with variegated turn out looking quite so uniform before.

After the blanket was finished, I spread it out on the couch. Mister Underfoot jumped up on the couch, wrapped his arms around the edge of it and pulled it up to his face.

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I left him alone with it and came back a few hours later to this.

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I don’t think he likes it. 

Nov 062014
 

Every winter for the last several years, I’ve been working on the same blanket. It’s maroon, navy, charcoal and black with a wave design and I’m dying to finish it. It’s huge so it has taken me a long time anyway, but Mister Underfoot makes the process nigh impossible.

Here’s what happens when I try to work on it…

 

If Mister Underfoot could understand everything I wrote for a day, I would tell him that I’m not trying to be cruel, but if he’d just let me finish the blanket he could sleep on it all he wanted!

Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?

I’d also tell him that the toilet is pretty easy to learn how to use.

And I’d tell him that the baby isn’t here to take his place and he can stop being a jerk to him. He nips at Zander whenever he gets near and steals his toys. He’s super jealous and thinks everything is his.

The Daily Post – Literate for a Day

May 152014
 

I completely forgot to take a picture of the baby blanket I made for my grandson, but my daughter sent me a picture of him wrapped up in it.

So cute!

It’s just a simple sc and dc rectangle made with variegated Baby-Baby color Bernat. I added V’s to make it a little cooler since he was born in the spring. I like to try to take pictures of everything I make though so I don’t forget what I’ve already done.

Used Baby Blanket - Zander

 

I made sure to warn my daughter when I gave her the blanket that it was used. While I was making it, Mister Underfoot decided that it was his and it was big enough for him, so I could stop right then! He tried to keep me from working on it by sleeping in the middle of it and turning himself into a sack of rocks when I tried to move him so I could turn it.

Used Baby Blanket - Mister Underfoot

Kitty tested. Kitty approved.

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