Sunday, February 14, 2010

IWTMT: Babette Blanket

Happy Valentine's Day! Since Valentine's Day is a chance for us to show others that we love and appreciate them, I wanted this IWTMT to reflect that. To me, one of the ultimate expressions of love through craft is the mighty blanket. You've clearly taken a lot of time and effort to wrap someone up in warmth and good thoughts.

To that end, I've decided to showcase a crocheted blanket this week. Yes, I know last week's IWTMT was a crocheted blanket that cost money too, but beyond that the Babette Blanket is nothing like the Cathedral Rose Window Afghan. The Babette Blanket uses lots of different colors and sizes of granny squares which, when put together, make the most unusual blanket. You can be as monochrome or as vivid as you like. You could probably even make a scrap Babette. Personally, I think that more color makes for more love!

I haven't mastered the granny square yet, but this blanket makes it a lot more fun and appealing. Granny squares definitely don't have to remind you of the seventies!

The Babette Blanket was designed by Kathy Merrick and costs six dollars at the Interweave Store. (Color errata can be found here.) And if you're on Ravelry and want to see this pattern's page, you can find it here.

Of course, love can be expressed in many different ways. Best wishes to you and yours this holiday!

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