OK...it's finally time to come out in the open with my latest love...the Babette Blanket.
Originally featured in Interweave Crochet/Spring 06, I remember thinking it looked like loads of fun and then, as often happens, the magazine just plain got buried in the piles of publications that abound upstairs. What can I say.
Recently, fate intervened in the form of a group on Ravelry dedicated to Babette. I kept thinking it was a project I could ill afford to stop and do (always pressure to do things for the shop), but Linda Sunflower twisted my arm on a recent Sunday that we worked together. We raided the Malabrigo
wall and off we went...Linda in the lead, but in all fairness, she doesn't work 5-7 days a week. (Sense some self pity there? Sorry.) For those of you who are familiar with Babette, I have sections 9 and 10 left to go. I can barely get through dinner and dishes to hit the rocker and work on her.
I was going to keep her all for myself, but reading more on the Babette group this past week I learned that Interweave Press will soon be publishing this as a stand alone pattern (if I understood this correctly). Yay! This means I'll be able to hang Babette in the shop for all to love and inspire others to make her. If you love to crochet, and you love color, this is the project for you. I am already dreaming of another in a different color scheme... ---Martie