I’m excited to be able to say that I’ve finished the bulk of the baby blanket I’m making.
Well, you know. That’s not to say that there’s not a lot to do still, because there is, but I’m glad to be done with the background. That is a LOT of single crochet.
However, I have to lay the blanket aside for a little bit, because there are some birthdays coming up in our family and I need to buckle down to get ready. Believe it or not, Batman and Superman are still A Big Deal to these two little guys, so first on the list (and first to get checked off!) are a pair of pillowcases with fun fabric.
I used this method, although as I’m a bit of a slower sewer they took me a GREAT deal longer than ten minutes apiece. Also note that these are a little on the small side –
See how you can see the pillow tag sticking out of the end? If I was going to use these direction again – which I might, as this was much more what I’d call a ‘proper bit of sewing’ instead of the ‘good enough’ sewing I usually do – I’d probably widen the main piece of fabric by two or three inches for a bit more coverage.
Still, they look pretty on a pillow (we’re buying Tommy and Teddy new fluffy pillows to go inside them, to replace their old, flat ones) and you know what? They won’t care if they’re a little short. After all – BATMAN. (And SUPERMAN.)