What to make?

Every year I look forward to my husband’s family reunion. It’s a grand time with tons of family (obviously), food, and old-fashioned Texan fun! We all catch up, overeat, and then sit down to watch the show. The show happens to be the patriarchs of the family hilariously running an auction of goods brought in by the family. Some are purchased, some are of the white elephant gift variety, and lots are homemade. Last year I donated this, my labor of love:

African Flower Blanket

It was so fun to make, but I procrastinated and finished weaving in ends on the drive there! But THIS year I’m starting early. Er, planning to start early. First I have to figure out what to make! I plan to go with a blanket again (if only to narrow down my options ;) ). Here are the current top contenders (click on the photos to go to the patterns):


1: Weekend in Stockholm Throw by Debbie Stoller

Larksfoot Blanket

2: Larksfoot Throw, courtesy of Meet Me at Mikes

an 'ordinarily extraordinary' blanket

3: An ‘ordinarily extraordinary’ blanket, courtesy of dottie angel

And there’s always 4: a random assortment of granny squares.

And so, I say to you, VOTE! Please, please, please don’t make me make my own decision.* Which do you think is best?  Last year my blanket was one of the top sellers, so I can’t disappoint! (No pressure though..) SO, which should I make? :)

*I reserve the right to make my own decision if I decide I don’t like yours. ;)

About AJthePurple

I have a degree in architecture, a passion for design, and a love of arts & crafts. Right I’m focusing on exploring them while enjoying life in Austin, Texas.
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4 Responses to What to make?

  1. Kate says:

    That sounds like so much fun! My vote is for the first pattern, although it is most similar to the one you made last year. I wish my family did something like that!

  2. velma says:

    they are all great options!!!! I keep going back to #3 though. I love how simple it is and the doilies on top are a nice touch! But I think anything you choose will be perfect!!!!

  3. KayakerKaty says:

    Oh- they are ALL so pretty and lovely! I like them all. I actually like the texture of the stitches on blanket #2. So much for helping you decide: all of the comments so far have a different vote! haha :)
    Good Luck!

  4. Kristen says:

    As everyone said, they are all nice, but I like #3 the best