Monday, June 8, 2009

It's a Dog's Life!

Don't Bug Me!
Yes, it's a dog's life! Phoebe loves my Babette. As I work on it, I have to lay it out in front of me so I can piece my new squares...she can't stand it. I turn around and she has manipulted it with those little stubby feet into her own personal bed! Now most crocheters would probably shutter...but I enjoy it. Somehow she goes perfectly with every afghan or blanket I crochet!

This weekend I was able to spend time working on my blanket. This last leg of it has become long and at times mundane, so I have to put it down for a little while. But I am determined to get this thing done. I have run into one other obstacle...that is the need for more yarn. I was hoping I could stretch it out but I don't think it's gonna quite make it!
I am not sure if you can tell, but I have one more band of the blue border to complete then I can finish it up! I am so pleased with how this is looking, I suppose that is what has kept me working on it! I am even toying with the idea of entering it into the Dixie Classic Fair this fall.
Blue Babette Square
For those that have been asking I am posting a link to the yarn I am using. I get it from Knitpicks, and it is called "Pallette". The colors it comes in are absolutley stunning. And of course, you can tell from this photo a small hook is required!
Indulge me...having no children to photograph, and a husband who disappears the moment I get my camera out, I have one willing subject in the house! So here is one more picture of Phoebe relaxing with me on the covered porch while I crochet. I am beginning to think I may need to rename this "Phoebe's Blanket"!
Well I am off to order more yarn!!!


Kar said...

How pretty! I just love the colors you used. Knitpicks yarn is the best. And reasonable. Phoebe looks very comfortable on "her" blanket. :) You should enter the blanket at the fair. How fun!


Just be happy! said...

Phoebe is a lucly puppy!
I love the blanket, it's gorgeous!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Phoebe looks beautiful no matter where she is! But anyone would look beautiful on your Babette!

Thanks for the link to your yarn source. I wanted to ask you about that because the colors are so vibrant and lovely.

I have another question for you about how you do your squares. How do you decide when it's time to change to another color? I love how you change in the middle of a row.


~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Mary! Love your question! You are really going to find my answer a bit bazaar. I just start crocheting and when the mood strikes I cut off and add a new color. I really have no science to it. I do find that I like the squares that have a small amount of one color in the center and then a larger band of color. But I assure you, it's all purely random and impromptu, much like myself!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. I am in the process of assembling mine, did you find that back to be a disaster of yarn, I am surprised at how many pieces I have to weave in. Not sure why I thought it would just be done after this :) Oh babette, how I love thee.

Anonymous said...

Phoebe is a real beauty. Those eyes! How does the song go? "Those Greta Garbo eyes!"
Love the Babette too.

Aeonie said...

"Phoebe's Blanket" is truely beautiful! It has to be a winner for the fair!!

Crochet Goddess said...

The afghan is beautiful. I love the colors. Phoebe is so cute.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! And Phoebe looks quilt beautiful against those vibrant colors. I'm a new crocheter and am nowhere near this point of making something this beautiful. My friend just finished her Babette and it's stunning.

CT said...

oh Phoebe is just adorable!! and you are killing me with such yarn gorgeousness!!!! t'charkillinme!