A friend and coworker is due in May. This is a stash-buster baby blanket. The point was to try to get through some stash and, as you can imagine, I ended up having to buy three skeins to finish the project! Oh well.
That is really nice and don't worry about having to buy more yarn lol. As my partner says "don't sweat the small stuff."
I love it! You remind me that I have two coworkers having babies in the next few months. I better get busy.
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Seems like there are ALWAYS babies to be had!! Thanks Buck!
My favourite design!! And you did such a lovely job. The baby is going to love it.
I can't tell from the photo how you finished it. Can you let us know?
I thought about how I left that out!! Especially considering it was something I'd never done before. I did a crochet border. My pal Brady showed me how to do it. I have know idea what the stitch is technically called. But basically, I bound off and then went back with a crochet hook. I started one chain of two stitches and then for each bound-off stitch, I went into the stitch with the crochet hook, wrapped the yarn and pulled it back through and then went up the chain two stitches. At each corner, I increased one stitch on either side of the corner stitch. So my first project ever that involved some crochet!!! Thanks for asking!!
Crochet borders are fun to add onto knitting. I don't do it a lot but I like the challenge of trying to keep everything flat and have a pattern that compliments the knitting. Now, thanks to Mill's posting, I would like to have the chance to do a knitted section after crochet. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Very nice knitting. It reminds me of the seed stitch afghans I make [other than PI Shawl based] for babies/gifts. I wrote up the instructions and posted them when we were putting together the blanket for our dear, departed Jason. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
That's just a great blanket - I want one with exactly those colors for myself :-)
Wow Frank!!! That blanket is GORGEOUS and I have to echo Bob's sentiment of wanting one for myself! You always have such a great way of combining bold colors and a modern esthetic!
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Thanks Mill!! It's funny - I don't like to make things cotton candy pink or sky blue for baby girls or boys. I've actually heard comments like "You're going to use those colors for a baby?" I've got a baby sweater in the works now that's basically olive green and a dark mustard/gold. I tend to favor olive greens a bit too much I think. Oh well.