WIP: Flash

“Flash” is my newest soon to be here babykins.  She’s supposed to get here in December and I want to make a blanket for her.  A blanket full of love and “across the states” Aunty D’nali’s cuddles since Flash will live in the Midwest and Aunty in NYC.   So for my boobiekins, I chose the this pattern.  I think it’s beautiful and it looked easy enough for a crochet newbie like me, so I got the yarn and decided to go with a semi-ombre look.   Since Hurricane Sandy rolled across the Northeast and left me house-bound yesterday and today, I decided to start working on Flash’s gift.  From round 1 – 4, I had it down, but rows 5 & 6 — OMG!!!  Obviously, I did something wrong so the blanket has a “twerk”, and it’s not staying flat — see photo evidence:

Oye, I’m going to rip it out and start over!!!!!  I am going to do this!!!  I am, I WILL!!!

Stay tuned for Round Two.

Current score: Blanket (1 sucker punch),  Me (0)

I’m using this post to link up with Tami today for W.I.P Wednesday.  Head over there and be inspired or even share your own WIPs.

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13 thoughts on “WIP: Flash

  1. autumngeisha October 31, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    That purple yarn is a knock out and will make a gorgeous blanket. Good luck!

    • Nicky November 1, 2012 / 10:11 pm

      I’m going to get help. This blanket will be done!

  2. sam October 31, 2012 / 8:47 am

    I think it’s going to be a stunner… stick with it 🙂

    • Nicky October 31, 2012 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Lady! I’m going to get some help but in the meantime, I’ve found another pattern that I’m hoping to do instead.

  3. Crochet with Raymond October 30, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    exciting, it is so much fun being an aunty! Great idea to stick to one colour and good luck with your battle, circles can be frustrating but you will crack it! X

    • Nicky October 30, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      I’m going to get this to work. I must and I will (although I’ve already found a different pattern for my Flash).

  4. omlair October 30, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    aw keep trying! I’ve just started some more baby things too. it seems each time I finish a baby set, another of my friends is having a baby. Geez people, calm down!

    • Nicky October 30, 2012 / 6:26 pm

      I’m gonna keep trying but dang it … this thing has given me a real beat-down!!! 😀

      I’m with you … the baby making is crazy in my social circle too!!!! LOLOL!!!

  5. stitchedupmama October 30, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Love the purple matching crochet hook! Hope you’re able to work out the unplanned ripple … =D

    • Nicky October 30, 2012 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks SUM!!! That hook is that way by design. To help my hands, I made handle covers with polymer clay.

      As for that blanket, I think in the interest of time I’m going to take my beat-down and move on to one I can actually finish. I’ll revisit this though when I get some crochet help.

  6. Sarah October 30, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Thank you so much for emerging from lurkerdom to grace me with two blog awards! I’m never the best at following the rules of these beauties but it is so nice to have your kind comment and have a chance to stop by and visit you. Glad to see you’re making the most of being housebound 🙂 There’s some footage on the BBC site about a cab driver saying for all those stuck at home in NYC and not directly adversely affected they’re all wondering what to do – my answer as I was watching him talk – was definitely MAKE SOMETHING!

    • Nicky October 30, 2012 / 12:19 pm

      I agree. LOLOL!!! I took my yarn, hooks and pointy sticks out since Saturday!!!!

      Thanks for visiting! 😀

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