Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fixing a Crochet Blanket

Soooo a few weeks ago my boss asked me if I could fix his wife's blanket. It was a blanket she's had for years, and has alot of sentimental value. The damage was limited to a small part, just along the edge. So I asked if it was ok if I took out some of it to make the repairs. She was agreeable to that.....

So I took it apart.... OMG that was one of the worst experiences of my life. I think it took me a week to take it apart. One stitch at a time, leaning over my kitchen table,
I ended up having to use two different knitting needles. I would suggest in the future using the smallest knitting needles available. I used a 2 and 3. The 2 was easiest when I sewed back together, Note : Always use a small knitting needle when taking apart crochet.... makes it easier to sew back together.

Speaking of sewing back together, that was the easiest part. That took me most of last night, but I think it turned out better than I had planned. I think the blanket almost looks as good as before it was damaged.

Then from the yarn that was left over, I made a toy for their baby. I hope to have that done shortly. If I would quit fiddling around on the internet, I could finish. On that note .... I gotta get back to that. I'll post picture of that later.

Oh .. and the Perkiomen bike trail is awsome!! We've been riding every sunday for the past month. Very nicely done and well maintained. Last week we went to Schwenksville, this week went to Oaks. Nice ride .... but my legs are killing me so back to the couch to crochet and finish.

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