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Monday, August 15, 2005


Or, more properly, "blog-cleaning". Although I did scrub (most of) my bathroom tub this weekend. But that's another post...

Using my extraordinarily limited HTML skills, I edited my blog template a bit. I tried to make things wider so that I can post bigger photos without screwing up my sidebar. Of course, in editing the template, I somehow ended up with some white space underneath the green of the sidebar. I can live with that, though.

So, just to see how things are looking, here is a picture of a baby blanket layout from my new copy of 200 Knitted Blocks. It's a snapshot of a page in a book, so I apologize for the poor quality.

I'm thinking of modifying this pattern to have either smaller blocks with fewer pattern repeats in each, or larger blocks with more pattern repeats. The blanket as shown is 36 x 36 -- and that does not include any edging. I'm going to use this idea for Tracie and Chris' baby blanket, but I don't want it to be that big. And I don't have enough yarn to make it that big! I think I'm aiming more for of a stroller blanket size -- maybe 30 x 30. I'm also thinking of selecting only 2 lace blocks, one in green and one in apricot, and then making a yellow border and maybe crocheting the squares together in yellow to unify the whole thing. Argh, I still am not sure what to do!!

PLEASE ... if you have any suggestions about what kind of baby blanket to make with the yarn I got (see posts below), feel free to let me know!!


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