just four days after completing no. 5 and one hour before the baby shower, i got heidi ryan's baby blanket finished. phew! that was some self-imposed pressure. even though i had dinner to get on before i left for the shower, i took a few moments to photograph the results. i tried shooting outside, but the light was getting low and i'm not too happy with the way the colors show.
this blanket was a bit more wonky in parts than others, mostly because i was rushed making it. i think it was partly cursed since i was trying to shoot the process for the tutorial, too. you always make mistakes when you're trying to show someone else what to do. however, it looks well, if not perfect, overall and i got tons of compliments at the shower. the nice fabrics really carry it and hide the imperfections and handmade charm.
i read somewhere this week, maybe in material obsession?, that mistakes and imperfections personalize a project. nice thought, wonderful philosophy! i think i'll add it to my sewing mantras. scrapbooker ali edwards taught me "it is okay." and i've decided on my own "wonky is nice." all part of the fun, no?