A lady at work asked if I could make afghans - she had seen me crocheting during down times for a couple months. I shared our website with her and told her 'Of course!"
She then asked if I could make a blanket for her 6 month old niece. Unfortunately she couldn't decide on what colors she wanted so I told her I would pick something that included the colors she mentioned.
Heading to the store to buy yarn I was thinking to myself - how will I find one yarn that includes yellow, pink and purple? Well, of course, a varigated yarn might! And sure enough, melonberry to the rescue. Including a couple shades of pinks, yellows, orange, purple and I have no idea what the other color is supposed to be - greyish purple brown is my best guess.
I was actually making a granny rectangle baby blanket for Newborns in Need when she asked about making one for her niece so showed her that blanket but she wasn't sure if that was what she wanted. So I showed her the cowlcho I was making for another co-worker and she loved the shell pattern. So I made the Melonberry Afghan in a shell pattern (shell, 2 dc, shell). It worked out real pretty I think.
The request was actually for a 3x3 blanket but the yarn is so busy that I felt it needed more length. I haven't measured it but I think it's probably a bit over 4 ft long and a bit less than 3 ft. wide. I left the edges all straight because I felt any edging would just make it look fussy.
Just to let you know, we love special orders, we are very flexible and we can create a pattern for something you want even if one doesn't currently exist. Just give us a chance to blog about you and your special request.
And if you are wondering, the coworker and her niece loved the blanket!!
Another happy and satisfied customer :)
Thanks for reading!!