It's over two years ago that I started my On The Go blanket. The idea was that the blanket would be made up of granny squares and as they're so portable and easy to crochet when out and about, I would work on this blanket when I was On The Go and away from home.
I started the blanket whilst I was on holiday in Cornwall in 2013 and to be honest, I didn't add very much to the number of squares until I went on holiday, again to Cornwall, in 2014. I wrote my On The Go Update post shortly afterwards but even though I had high hopes of working on the blanket a little more on holiday this year, I just didn't get round to it.
I decided that enough was enough, it could be ten years at this rate until I'd have enough squares to make in to a blanket large enough to cover a bed so, as we'd had some lovely news that Mick's cousin's girlfriend is expecting a baby, I decided to use the squares I'd already made, with a few more which I crocheted up in no time at all, and make a baby blanket.
Mick's cousin didn't want to know the sex of the baby but his girlfriend did. They decided that she'd find out but wouldn't tell him. Unfortunately, somehow it managed to slip out and he now knows that she's expecting a baby girl. I'm actually quite pleased that I know as I've been able to crochet the shell border in soft peach which is a pinky sort of colour.
The blanket has been crocheted in Stylecraft Special DK in Meadow, Grape, Pomegranate, Soft Peach, Lemon, Cloud Blue and Cream, the colours remind me of those Tutti Frutti sweets which I used to love as a child and so my On The Go blanket has now morphed in to my Tutti Frutti Baby Blanket.
There aren't any other babies in the family to buy for so I'm looking forward to going shopping for some little outfits to gift along with this blanket, it's such a long time since I've bought any tiny clothes and there's some gorgeous designs, I'm going to be spoilt for choice.