somewhere over the rainbow.

 if this was a knitted blanket i would deem it my "nervous knitting".  but since it isn't...i can only think of "crazy woman crocheting until she learns to be a better waiter on the Lord".  and that just doesn't have the same ring to it.
 let's just say that in time where i need to keep my hands busy to keep my 
mind from racing...this is what i have been working on. 
as i finished up this blanket for my best friends baby girl...the image of a 
sweet rainbow round came to my mind immediately. 
(and give me a break for having buzz model it.  i have boys and the only 
doll in the house was asleep with aaron when i needed him.)
 and even though i only learned to crochet a couple of months turned out exactly as i imagined.
 it's made from a mix of cotton, wool and bamboo.  all soft, all cozy, all warm.  all good quality yarns, i have a serious dislike of the cheapy stuff.  
 i can just imagine a sweet little newborn wrapped up snug in it.
 even the "wrong" side is lovely.
 at 30in across, it is a perfect size for wrapping a little using it for a lap blanket in the 
car seat and having a little one need to carry it everywhere.
 it comes from a smoke and pet free house and would make a PERFECT shower gift.  
a keepsake for sure.
i will be putting it in the shop eventually...but if you would like to claim it before it gets there, just send me an email (ricracandpompoms at  

the cost is $65 plus shipping. 



Biz said...

You did a beautiful job!
I knit, haven't yet learned to crochet, which means that as of now I'm still only able to knit square and rectangular things. I'd love to learn to do a circle blanket like this!

Kahler and Katy said...

soooo cute!

and please don't say "i just learned how to do this"... you make the rest of us feel bad. (hehe)

and i LOVE that you had buzz model the first one. :)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

your talents never cease to amaze me. now you have me wanting to learn how to crochet more then ever!

Melissa said...

I LOVE it! Wish I could claim it, but I'm sure it will end up in a happy home. It will certainly brighten up any home!

Lisa said...

That is gorgeous! And I also love Buzz modeling...the sweet blanket juxtaposed next to his plastic body, well, it's kind of funny.

fuzzysmom said...

I have been crocheting for a few years and never ever thought of a round baby blanket. It's cozy.
Amen to cheap yarn being yuck!

Tara said...

Just gorgeous! I can manage all things crafty but have never quite gotten the hang of crocheting. This makes me want to give it another shot :)

Maija said...

Buzz in a blanket!

When my son was around 5 he hammered together two small pieces of wood, then tied Spiderman on it. Then he gave it to my Mother. She told him she loved it... ummmm.. "what is it?!" He exclaimed in surprise: it's Jesus on the cross!

Buzz.. Spiderman... boys are so precious, aren't they?

AllieMakes! said...

Oh this is absolutely to die for! I wish my sore hands would let me crochet or knit... You did an AMAZING job!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

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