Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My DH said....

....make a poll! My DH is so supportive of my crafting habits. He rarely complains about the mess or expense or the vast amount of time I devote to my "projects." He also patiently listens to me debate what to make, you know questions like...which socks do you think they would like more? Should I used this yarn or this one? which color? So this weekend when I asked:

Do I make this afghan?:

Option 1

or this one?:

Option 2

His response was make a poll and let you all decide! He went on to say that he thought option 2 might be more practical. (of course I was leaning towards option 1) This is for our pastor's baby. They aren't going to find out if it is a boy or girl, so either one would be white. I scored some yarn at Michael's on Saturday (I used that 30% off coupon I told you about) It is Bernat Softee in white. I've never used it before, but it looks soft and it's washable, so we should be in good shape for baby items.

I know this is the first crochet project I've mentioned (both proposed projects are crochet) and maybe you all thought I was just a knitter. Although I learned to knit when I was little (from Grandma) I also learned to crochet (from Grandma too!) For whatever reason, crochet seemed to stick with me better. It wasn't until 2 years ago that I really started knitting. I think in general I prefer knitting, but some projects are more suited to crochetting and I don't mind that at all--crochet doilies are fun, especially when it's hot here and crochet doesn't roll on you like knitting can. Also, if my hands get tired of knitting, switching to a crochet project can be good because it uses different repetitive actions. Anyway, I'm going to crochet this baby blanket and would appreciate you voting in my poll to help my decide. So please go to the side there and vote, help me!

Sweater news: 12 inches and growing :)


Abigail said...

Option two! Ribbons are bothersome.

Have fun with whatever you choose to do.

Anonymous said...

When is the baby due? Two looks better for summer and one looks better for winter.

leah said...

If it helps you decide: Baby is due in July, but I live in Louisiana where it is often warm!

Wool Winder said...

Either one is good, but I think I like the second one best, because it's less fussy.

Davene McBride said...
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Davene McBride said...

I, like you, Leah would opt for the first one, but either one would be a beautiful cherished gift!