Garter 'n Bricks

JRob's picture

Good Afternoon All,

This is Anne Norling's Pattern Garter 'n Bricks Pattern #38 in sizes Crib-Blanket-Afghan. I am making the blanket size for my grandson Bennett who was born the third week of September. I began it on New Year's Eve and just finished the halfway point. I have not had much time to work on it over the last several weekends do to a several weekend get-a-ways with my wife but I picket it up again this afternoon after lunch. Thought you'd like to see the progress. Not an complicated pattern but is great for a little boy who will be dragging it along by his side. They yarn is from the Plymouth Yarn Company and is called "coffee beenZ" 75% acrylic and 25% wool and was chosen because it is machine wash gentle and tumble dry low.

JRob

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tomanyt's picture

Very cool. Would like to try

Very cool. Would like to try that pattern in afghan size.

KjoyPsorrow's picture

Great blanket! The machine

Great blanket! The machine washable yarn is perfect for children's blankets. I agree with the others; that would make a wonderful adult-sized afghan.

JRob's picture

Thanks Ian. Hope your

Thanks Ian. Hope your surviving your first winter in MN. Glad to see you posting.

JRob

Bill's picture

You "are" allowed to work on

You "are" allowed to work on two things at once...I usually do, because I get bored with big projects...so I rest myself with small ones along the way...

JRob's picture

I usually have several

I usually have several projects going at once but this time I am on a strict deadline to get this project done.

JRob

JRob's picture

Thanks everyone for the kind

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I can not wait till its done though so I can get back to some lace and I also want a pair of new socks.

JRob

ronhuber's picture

The pattern and your work are

The pattern and your work are lovely. What a great gift.

KenInMaine's picture

Very nice, I'm sure he'll

Very nice, I'm sure he'll love it! It looks like with a few size modifications, that would make a good full sized afghan as well.

AKQGuy's picture

I can imagine a little boy

I can imagine a little boy loving that blanket. You've done some nice work there Sir!

ilhiker's picture

That's really a great looking

That's really a great looking blanket! The pattern looks like it would make a nice scarf as well. I'll have to look into that! I like the color choice as well. It will hide a lot as the young man drags it through the cat food, cat litter, out to the back yard, etc.

I can find several Crib-Blanket-Afghans. I can't see one that matches what you did. Which one is it?
Here's where I searched: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ann-norling/patterns

Thanks again for sharing. It really demonstrates wonderful workmanship!

Mark

Thunderhorse54's picture

I'd like one too, I'll get to

I'd like one too, I'll get to it when I'm done with my UFO'S. I have WAAAY to many of those. hahaha.

Bill's picture

Very good looking...I'd like

Very good looking...I'd like an adult size version of that.