Sports Blanket WIP

Youngest grandchild (age 8) loves sports, so his blanket must reflect that interest, don't you think? We're on our way with this cream and navy striped WIP. The grand plan is to crochet sports appliques---baseball, soccer ball, football and such---to scatter on this background. Some touches of red will be involved. I am doing double crochet in the back loop to add texture.

If all goes according to plan, this sports blanket will be B's Christmas present. Fingers crossed!

My current read is The Photograph by Penelope Lively. It's an interesting story, but hasn't grabbed me. A man finds a surprising photograph and is spurred to rethink his life and investigate the circumstances surrounding the photograph. While well-crafted, the story is not a page-turner at this point so I'll continue reading at my leisurely pace.
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Candace said...

Looks lovely. Hope your Grandchild likes it. Is it a surprise blanket or do they know what you are doing?

Mereknits said...

That blanket is going to be a great present, one that will be enjoyed for years and years.

Mistea said...

That will be one lovely blanket when you're done.
Love the applique ideas too.
Enjoy crocheting it.