Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Noah's Ark Baby Blanket

My co-worker Rosanna is due to have a baby in January and we threw a baby shower for her yesterday. It was originally supposed to be held last Friday, but she unexpectedly took the day off, so we had to move it. Good thing we're flexible!

I made the Noah's Ark Baby blanket from the May 2008 issue of Crochet! I don't subscribe to Crochet and had no idea this pattern existed until a really nice lady ROAKed it to me a few months ago. When I saw the afghan on the cover, I knew I had to make it. It was a lot of fun to make all the different animals and I love the way it turned out.

Because of the afghan, my theme for my gift was Noah's Ark.



I also made a pair of Little Button Loafers (you're going to get tired of seeing these, ha!) and included a stuffed giraffe (store bought).

Also included were some adorable burp cloths that I got from my talented blogging buddy Andrea!
Being as ark's aren't really sold in my local neighborhood stores, I settled for the next best thing, a basket.

The gift went over really well. People started to applause. Uhhh...I'm used to non-crocheters responding to it with a lukewarm reaction at best, so I was freaked out a little. I asked them to please stop. LOL. Really embarrassing!
I also baked some awesome chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting and chocolate chips on top.
Overall, the shower was a success! Now, we're starting the baby pool. Sex, weight, and date of birth are the things that need to be guessed. Winner wins half the pot with the other half going to the baby. Fun stuff.

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Christina, that blanket is AMAZING!!!

Laura said...

I agree with Kristina - the blanket is beautiful - no wonder you got applauded! The shoes are too cute, too! I'm always amazed at how fast you crochet - I think I'm terribly slow.

Bezzie said...

VERY cute blankie!!! Hee hee, aren't the non-initiated the cutest when they fall head over heels for something you've made? ;-)

Riohnna said...

Wow, the blanket is amazing! You totally deserved the applause!

Cami said...

That is the cutest blanket I have ever seen ! Great job! I love it.

T. Joi said...

I love it...You, once again, did a great job. CLAPPING...

Lesalicious said...

Love the blanket you have done a great job on it. WOW

"Mrs. G" said...

WoW! That is incredible! I wish I would have had that pattern a couple of months ago! And those little shoes are adorable! Cute, Cute, Cute!

Caroline said...

The blanket is darling!!! I know it will be a keepsake forever! Your tree looks great too!

Aurora said...

OMG wayyyyy too cute blanket. I knew you were talented, but that is just amazing.

Katrina said...

Wow!!!!!!!! That is absolutely beautiful. I don't blame everyone for clapping! ;-) I noticed the lady to the left with her mouth wide open!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure you're going to get some orders to make more blankets like that one.

Denise said...

Blanket is soooooo cute. Can you send me a copy of it. Denise youse61@verizon.net