Monday, February 9, 2009

Blanket for Baby Stein

Saturday was my cousin Amanda's baby shower and it was a ton of fun. She got a lot of cute things. I made this blanket for her, in colors to mainly match her shades of green, brown and blue nursery. The pattern is from Yarnplay and its the receiving blanket pattern, although I went up to 10 1/2 needles and held 2 yarns together throughout. Then I turned the whole thing on its side. I had intended to crochet a dark brown border around the whole thing but since I tucked in the last end 10 minutes before the shower and it looked pretty good as it was, I decided to skip it. I really hate crocheting around knitting anyway, trying to space the stitches right so the whole thing lines up and doesn't pucker and all that just isn't one of my strong suits. Anyway, my cousin seemed to like the blanket. All the yarn is washable so thats a big plus for her. I think I worked on this for less than a month. Maybe right at a month.

People need to stop having babies so I can knit something for myself. But, alas, I have another one to knit for coming up rather quickly. I did start a pair of fingerless gloves for myself on saturday, but since the are on size 1 needles and made of Jitterbug sock yarn, they may take a while. I've been waiting alomst 2 years to have the time to make them. I got the yarn at Eva's back when I still lived in Cali and its been sitting around, calling out to me occasionally, since then. And its not like I had to wait for inspiration. The yarn was bought specifically for this purpose. There's just always been something more pressing to do, some gift to finish, yada yada. But now I am determined, so we'll see how long it takes me to knit them up. The Jitterbug is wonderful to work with so far and the vibrant blue color is still amazing to me every time I look at it. It may be my favorite color in the world. I mean, everyone knows my favorite color is blue, but this particular shade of blue might be my absolute above all favorite. Thank you Collinette!