Friday, May 29, 2009

I am overdue for some pics as per usual lately! *laugh* I have a finished object & some WIP pics.

Baby's First Blanket

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Baby Love Diagonal Baby Blanket by Lion Brand Yarn

Made for:
Kiddle due in Sept. 09

25" x 25"

US 8 / 5.0 mm Knitpicks Options

Caron Simply Soft Eco in Violet Plum 0300
~1.9 skeins = 475 yards
Purchased at Walmart in DE

I had picked up the Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn with hopes of making a baby blanket. It is pretty soft.

I like that it is done on a diagonal. This way I keep increasing until I almost ran out of the first skein. Then decreased with the second skein.

It didn’t make the 30" the original pattern does. But is it 25" x 25'. I think it made a nice size blanket. Small but good for a baby and maybe even a binkie.

Loving Memories Lacy Bunting

Loving Memories Lacy Bunting - Start

Loving Memories Lacy Bunting by Lion Brand Yarn

Made for:
Kiddle Due in Sept.

US 4 / 3.5 mm
US 6 / 4.0 mm

Bernat Organic Cotton in white - 43006
Purchased at Smiley's Yarns in Woodhaven, New York

I looked at a number of buntings and really like this one. The lacy bits on the bottom will be lovely for my baby girl who is due in Sept.

I have decided to knit the body in the round. I loathe seaming and there doesn’t seem like there is a good reason why it needs to be done.

I subtracted 2 stitches from each side of the front & back. That means I cast on 180 sts.

I am charting out the lace pattern. It is my first time converting a flat pattern into one in the round. It is definitely interesting. I have learned a lot by doing it.

I really should have taken some new pics as I got through the lacey part at the bottom already and it looks good.

The problem is that I tripped and fell. The good news is that I didn't land on my tummy. So the baby girl is fine. But I did land on my hands and knees. My wrists have both been tender as well as my right forearm. They are about 90% better. So I am hoping I can knit this weekend! But I am playing safe and careful.

1 comment:

Alpaca Granny said...

Can't wait to see this....