It's over two years ago that I started my On The Go blanket. The idea was that the blanket would be made up of granny squares and as they're so portable and easy to crochet when out and about, I would work on this blanket when I was On The Go and away from home.
I started the blanket whilst I was on holiday in Cornwall in 2013 and to be honest, I didn't add very much to the number of squares until I went on holiday, again to Cornwall, in 2014. I wrote my On The Go Update post shortly afterwards but even though I had high hopes of working on the blanket a little more on holiday this year, I just didn't get round to it.
I decided that enough was enough, it could be ten years at this rate until I'd have enough squares to make in to a blanket large enough to cover a bed so, as we'd had some lovely news that Mick's cousin's girlfriend is expecting a baby, I decided to use the squares I'd already made, with a few more which I crocheted up in no time at all, and make a baby blanket.
Mick's cousin didn't want to know the sex of the baby but his girlfriend did. They decided that she'd find out but wouldn't tell him. Unfortunately, somehow it managed to slip out and he now knows that she's expecting a baby girl. I'm actually quite pleased that I know as I've been able to crochet the shell border in soft peach which is a pinky sort of colour.
The blanket has been crocheted in Stylecraft Special DK in Meadow, Grape, Pomegranate, Soft Peach, Lemon, Cloud Blue and Cream, the colours remind me of those Tutti Frutti sweets which I used to love as a child and so my On The Go blanket has now morphed in to my Tutti Frutti Baby Blanket.
There aren't any other babies in the family to buy for so I'm looking forward to going shopping for some little outfits to gift along with this blanket, it's such a long time since I've bought any tiny clothes and there's some gorgeous designs, I'm going to be spoilt for choice.
Looks good. I remember Tutti Fruiti sweets. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I hope they like it. Tutti Fruttis were one of my favourite sweets as a child.Delete
Baby news is the best and what a beautiful personal gift she will have.ReplyDelete
It is, it's been such a long time since we've had a baby in the family, though she won't be living in the UK so I doubt we'll get to see her very often which is a shame.Delete
How pretty and finally done/ReplyDelete
I think I'd have been working on it for ever if I hadn't changed it in to a baby blanket. That's another project finished so I can get on with something else.Delete
I think the pinky shell border makes it a little bit more girly.Delete
Oh what a lovely blanket, lucky little baby to be wrapped in such a gorgeous warm hand made gift.ReplyDelete
I'm quite pleased how it's turned out. I don't think you can beat hand made gifts for babies.Delete
the blanket looks very pretty,love the shell border.a wonderful personal gift.
have a nice restweek,
I've never done a shell border on a blanket before but I love how it finishes it off. I'm looking forward to giving the gift now but I need to do a bit of baby clothes shopping first.Delete
It is gorgeous, isn't it great to have a baby on the way, I am impatient for February when we will have another in the family.ReplyDelete
This baby's due in February too. It's been a very long time since we've had a baby in the family, I'm sure she's going to be very spoilt.Delete
I wish I could crochet.ReplyDelete
It's never too late to learn. I taught myself just a few years ago with the aid of a book and You Tube tutorials.Delete
What a special present to receive, something made my hand with love. I'm sure it will be treasured.ReplyDelete
I hope so. I wish I'd been able to crochet when my kids were babies, I'd have loved them to have had hand made blankets.Delete
Oh yes, I remember Tutti Frutti sweets! Your granny squares make a fabulous baby blanket, I'm sure Mick's cousin and his girlfriend will be thrilled with it. Handmade baby presents are very special. Each of my children have a blanket made by my mother, that I treasure, using the same pattern that my grandmother used to make blankets for me and my cousins. xxReplyDelete
I think the colours look quite good in a baby blanket, I'm pleased how it's turned out. How lovely that your children have special blankets made my your mum, they're certainly things to treasure.Delete
What a good way to make yourself finish off your blankie. And it looks so lovely too. :o)ReplyDelete
I think I'd have been at it years if it hadn't morphed in to a baby blanket. I'm really pleased with it as a baby blanket and now I'm not too sure I'd have liked it as much if I'd carried on and made a bed sized blanket with the squares.Delete
Such a beautiful blanket, they'll love it! :)ReplyDelete
I hope they do. I've just got to get some little outfits to go with it now.Delete
Beautiful!!! I love the name too. I am sure that this will be much loved and treasured by the new baby and parents! xxReplyDelete
The colours really remind me of tutti fruttis. I do hope they like it, it's quite hard guessing people's tastes.Delete
While I have yet to commit to making even one traditional granny square, I admire the sweet ones you have made into a pretty baby blanket! :)ReplyDelete
I would have needed loads of these granny squares to make a bed sized blanket, they're so small. They're a lovely size for a baby blanket though.Delete
Congratulations on the new baby in your family. I love the little pink border! It's perfect. This is a beautiful blanket that will be passed down for many generations.ReplyDelete
It's a long time since we've had a baby in the family so we're all excited. She will be Mick's auntie and uncle's first grandchild so lots of excitement there too.Delete
We don't have any little ones in our lives, I do miss having little ones to make and buy for. The blanket is gorgeous, I love your tutti frutti colours, what a lucky baby xxReplyDelete
This will be the first baby in our family for seventeen years, it's been a long time. I do hope she likes the blanket.Delete
Oh Jo, so lovely to read this news ... and I love your ' Tutti Frutti Baby Blanket', it's perfect and the colours are great together.ReplyDelete
It is exciting to have a new arrival in the family and I know you will enjoy buying some baby gifts.
May you perhaps make some booties?
Wishing you a very happy weekend ...
All the best Jan
I've got my knitting needles out at the moment, not for bootees but perhaps I'll make some when I've finished on my Christmas gifts. It's lovely to have a new baby to welcome in to the world but a shame she won't be close by.Delete
"A AMIZADE VERDADEIRA SORRI NA ALEGRIA,ReplyDelete
CONSOLA NA TRISTEZA,
ALIVIA NA DOR E
SE ETERNIZA EM DEUS"(J.Calvet)
UM GRANDE ABRAÇO, MARIE.
Oh, it's beautiful, Jo! I love everything about it. How exciting to have a new baby soon to enter the family. I wish them all well. I hope you'll be able to spend time with her sometime. Take care and have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
We're all thrilled to be having a new baby in the family, it's been a very long time since our last on both sides of the family. I'm sure she'll be very spoilt.Delete
That's a great way to finish your blanket it's beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
I think I'd have been working on the blanket for ever more if I hadn't turned it in to a baby blanket. I'm sure it will get lots of use.Delete
This is pretty, I love the colours (and what great timing to turn it into a baby blanket).ReplyDelete
I'm rather pleased now that I didn't get much further with the blanket otherwise I'd have had too many squares to turn it in to a baby blanket. I think the colours work really well.Delete
It's a beautiful blanket. I like the colours and the pretty border is just perfect. It will keep the new baby warm and cosy especially this winter. XReplyDelete
It's the first time I've put a shell border on a blanket but I think it makes this particular blanket really pretty, which is perfect for a baby girl.Delete
It's lovely I hope it's well received :)ReplyDelete
Me too. I'm pleased with how it's turned out.Delete
Lovely Jo. I think that's the way to go when something seems like a big task and I'm sure it will be much appreciated by the new Mum. Have a good week and take care.ReplyDelete
There's so many other things I'm itching to get on with that it's good to have one of my projects out of the way, especially such a big one.Delete