I decided to crochet a babyblanket for my pregnant friend. I started in spring 2012, so I would have plenty of time to finish the blanket in December. Then in October, she asked me to make the birthcard for her child. Of course! I felt so honoured to do so. But I warned her: there would be no time left to work on the blanket..
As always I loved the illustrating proces. I spend a lot of time experimenting with colors, layers, patterns and composition. I wanted it to be a personal card, so her cats Spike and Storm had to be in the design. I doodled and studied the cats. How to draw a totally black cat..?
Every week I looked at the design and changed elements. Luckily Saar was born precisely on the expected date, otherwise I would still be designing. This is the result:
Now I can work on the blanket again! Hopefully it’s finished before summer..