Among the flood of baby gifts made recently was this bit of gorgeousness. I apologize for the crappy cell phone photos. I took them before I quickly wrapped it up and delivered it to mom and dad.
I was tired of quilting so I crocheted this little guy in a monochromatic grey scheme. It's neutral enough and chic enough to go with a variety of color schemes. In fact, I now want to make myself one. I love it that much.
I think you can see in this photo the yarns used; a solid grey, a solid white and a combined white and grey. The white was to give it a bit of pop, only two rows at a time as opposed to the four of the greys. A year or so ago I got wise to the weaving in of the ends. The process goes SO much better with a large tapestry needle (think second grade yarn projects). I have to say this went much more quickly than the whole quilting thing. The simple giant granny square scheme makes this a pretty mindless thing to make. No cutting, measuring, sewing. Just some balls of yarn and crochet hook. I can almost work on this without looking at it. It was the perfect antidote to the quilty angst I was feeling.
Shortly after I left from my visit my friend posted this on F@aceb00k. I don't think I realized exactly how big it was. But seriously, don't you want one too?