Extreme (Mid~Air) Crochet

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Ok, I’ve probably over-dramatized the title a little. Truthfully, I was sitting rather comfortably in a QANTAS A380. Technically though it was still mid-air.

I knew I’d need a craft project for the long flight. Of course, crochet was the obvious choice ~ isn’t it always?

A little while ago I found the amazing Deramores site. They sell an acrylic yarn that I’ve seen Lucy at Attic24 use, and I’ve often admired the colours. I’ve never particularly liked an acrylic before, but since deciding to do some crochet for charity, it’s often requested for baby blankets, etc. I guess it’s easier to wash, and not itchy like wool may be.

I spent weeks deciding exactly what yarns to pack for the plane journey. Imagine the trauma of being all that way up in the air and just not having the right yarn? I know, quite shocking. Then, since the Deramores yarn comes in massive 100g balls, I had to re-wind the colours I wanted into smaller amounts.

So, this is where I got to, before tragedy struck. Yes, I ran out of the lilac, half way around a granny square row. Sigh.

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This baby blanket and beanie are destined for a charity that supplies blankets and newborn outfits to hospitals in less-well-off areas.

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The yarn is a selection from these awesome 17 colours that I ordered. Even with delivery costs to Australia, the price was very reasonable.

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Do you think pom poms on the corner of the blanket?

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I thought there should be at least one picture with a typical New York background.

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