Blue Boy

I know my blog’s tagline says “Intertwined: Craft & Life”, but you’ve been getting alot of life lately.  LOLOL!   To up the ante on the craft side,  that sonogram picture that made me boo-hoo-hoo here, is moving me to do a shades of blue version of the blanket below.

pattern and image source

My dilemma is picking a palette.  I’m drawn to the three below and have yarn to complete any one of them.  So many luscious choices, so little time.  😀




I’m leaning towards to last one — Colour Escape — since the baby’s mother and I have Caribbean heritage and are used to views with the vividness of the third choice.  I’ll sleep on it some … I have a little time to decide.   Since Hannah was gracious enough to let me tag along in her CAL with my own pattern (since I’m a crochet newbie) I’ll use the time to decide which palette I’ll work with since I’m using this pattern as my blanket for that CAL.  I will also use  the prep time to do a test swatch and see how it holds up in the wash (the CAL starts June 1st).   A swatch will be a good idea too since the minority of people who did this project (17 out of 328) used DK yarn instead of worsted.   The swatch will help me decide if I should stay with DK or move up to worsted weight yarn.

Mr. Matthew Carter P is supposed to be here in mid-August.  That time is usually hot as all get out in NYC.  My plan is to make the blanket a little bigger than the original newborn design so he could use it in Fall/Winter 2013.  Depends on how it washes or the weight (with all those bobbles), I might add a flannel or cotton backing for his comfort.

Feel free to give me your opinions on palette choice in the comments section.   With all the things I have going on right now, I better get to it!  😀

15 thoughts on “Blue Boy

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  2. Nicky April 12, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Thank you all so much for your comments on this project in the making. I showed her the colours and she’s absolutely in love with 3, so Colour Escape it is!

    Next stop … swatching! 😀

  3. sam April 9, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    Funny, I don’t know if we are helping. I like 1 and 3 🙂
    1 feels very modern. I love the contrast citrusy colour in there.
    3 is bright and fun, and has that great tie to the Caribbean
    Truly though any of the 3 would be an absolute treasure xxx

  4. HannahDavis April 8, 2013 / 8:38 am

    I love those palettes! DesignSeeds is so great!

    • Nicky April 12, 2013 / 2:08 pm

      I know right!!!! It’s my go to place for colour palettes.

  5. Robin April 8, 2013 / 7:47 am

    I really like #3…it’s just pops out at you. That would be so fun to do a bobble blanket….!
    Makes me want to get out the crochet hook!

  6. savethestationery April 8, 2013 / 4:16 am

    I love number two the best but they are all lovely! I think colour escape would have a lot of meaning for you and the mother so it would be a great choice to go with! Looking forward to seeing this blanket come together.

  7. Creatively Motivated April 7, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    My choices in order are #1 and then #2. Although I love the colors in #2 I think the ones in the first one look a little more harmonious.

    On the life vs. craft thing, I think you do pretty well. I’m the opposite in that I struggle to add more life to mix in with the crafts. As always I’m working on it! -Nizzy

    • Nicky April 12, 2013 / 2:09 pm

      On the life vs. craft thing, I think you do pretty well. I’m the opposite in that I struggle to add more life to mix in with the crafts. As always I’m working on it! -Nizzy

      Nizzy, thanks so much for your comment re the mix of life vs craft. When I read other bloggers saying that they only want to read blogs where there’s only craft content, that life content “turns them off” I wonder if my balance is fair. I don’t want to bog down my readers with things they are not interested in but in my world … it’s life and craft. Sometimes I just need to put some things down … somewhere … LOLOL!

  8. omlair April 7, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    I really like colour escape too!

    I find all the patterns i want to make are in worsted, which is just not common here. I’m always having to convert to DK.

    • Nicky April 12, 2013 / 2:14 pm

      I don’t know how I’d deal with that since I love working in yarn weights worsted and up!!!

      This pattern has the instructions so I could make it bigger or smaller so at least I wouldn’t have to do the conversion myself. 😀

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