Sunday, June 03, 2007
Denying the Frog
After my horrible start on my gradated blue blanket, I thought I had no options but to frog it. That was really a bit upsetting. The nice ladies at Crochetville, were (as usual) very supportive, and urged me to find a way to make it work. Well, I couldn't......

But - I did find a way to use what I had done, and while it's not what I set out to make, I ended up with something that works.

I didn't set out to make a bag - I wanted a baby blanket, but the only way I could think of to utilize the odd shaped piece that I had was to make a bag with a slanted flap.

It actually worked out fairly well. I sewed up the sides, made a strap and added a button. Since it sort of has a faded denim look, I found a buffalo nickel button that seemed to work, and in a few hours I was able to turn a big flop into something I can use. Hubby suggested a matching cap, and now I have a set that I'm going to send to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

It was nice to find a way to save a project gone bad, and in the process I got to try something new. This is the first time I've ever lined a bag - it's not perfect, but it's ok. I even put a pocket in the lining.

Many thanks to the ladies at Crochetville and to my wonderful hubby who inspired me to save this project!


Blogger Sara said...

Great save!! Way cooler than a baby blanket!

Blogger kathy said...


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