Monday, February 9, 2009

Daddy-Daughter Dance and an FO (finally)

As I mentioned on Friday, Andy and Rose were off that evening to their first Daddy-Daughter Dance. It was held at the school where Andy teaches. Rose was the littlest one there, which Andy just loved because lately it seems she's just so big. She told me exactly three things about it: First, "It was really loud music, Mommy!" Second, "There were blue lights, and lello lights, and green lights, and red lights!" And third, "I like the Chicken Dance!" And I finally finished the border on this Christmas gift. It was for Andy's parents. His mom had been hinting for a green granny square blanket for a while. Andy and I both worked on the squares. They were all done and seamed, and I had done one round of the border before we got together with them for Christmas, so we decided to give it to them as is, with the explanation that it wasn't quite done, but I'd finish the border pretty soon. "Pretty soon" turned out to be this past weekend, but at least it's finally done. I was just going to do a round of green half double and a round of single, a round of half double, and a round of single in black. Rachel suggested using Crab stitch instead of the final round of single crochet, and I tried it, and I'm so glad I did. I think it makes it look very finished. It looks almost like roping. I like how this project turned out. It's been a long time since I've crocheted, and it was fun. Grandma and Jamie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The blanket looks great - good job both of you!

And Rose and Andy are so cute I can hardly stand it.

Love you all,
Rachel

Aubrey said...

Wow! What a neat blanket!

Your pictures from the Daddy/Daughter dance are so sweet! I'm excited for the day when the girls are old enough to go to 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day' with their Dad. They have to be a certain age...7, I think.

Cheers! :)

magikjaz said...

the blanket is gorgeous! I love the reverse single crochet/crab stitch! i finish up more afghans that I should with that one ;)

Katherine said...

I love the edging on the blanket - nice to have an idea besides just plain ol' single crochet. Nice job. And the pictures of the dance are adorable. There was one last weekend here - next year Olivia HAS to go.

Monica Beadles nee Carmody said...

I love everything about this blog.

I love and miss you all, by the way.