But I digress. Today I am sharing a current WIP. I've began working on this baby blanket for our friends before Ravelympics and then put it down for a bit while I suffered through what was the Montana Tunic saga.
Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood. It's knitted on the bias and then stitches are picked up all around the edges for a lacy border. This is all finished with an applied I-cord edging, giving it a very finished look. Before I bought the yarn (Plymouth Encore DK) I had Adam ask the soon-to-be parents if there were any colors they did not like or want. This is the text I received:
He said anything but Carolina blue.
Carolina blue? What's the first thing that comes to your mind? If it's the Carolina Tar Heels then you're right. I asked Adam what colors he thought I should use then if baby blue is out of the question. I was thinking maybe a deep teal or green.
Duke colors are dark blue and white. So much for using some color creativity. I headed to a local yarn store and picked out the correct colors. Now that I've been knitting this for a bit, the whit is looking less white and more dingy. Horror of horrors, I may have chosen cream instead of white! They're going to have to manage with a blue and cream baby blanket.
Today I also began frogging this hat:
It was the first hat I had ever knit and I used a wonderful angora/nylon blend that, while being deliciously soft to pet, made a rather silly looking hat. I had anticipated that the unraveling of this hat would be severely difficult with all its furriness, but I've actually managed to unravel half of it while sitting here waiting for pictures to upload. Now I ask, what will I do with the yarn? I have a total of 246 yards of this DK wight yarn. Any ideas?
With that I would like to point out that I have accomplished my New Years resolution of blogging more often. In 2008 and 2009 I blogged for a cumulative total of 17 posts. In 2010, I have blogged a current total of 26 times. With that, I will be deleting all previous, old-blog posts.
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