My knitting project

Baby blanket

A dear friend of mine is expecting her first baby. I was trying to decide what to make for the new baby. I like to quilt but I don’t have a space to set up and leave it to work on. I would have to set up and put away every time (I don’t think so). If I chose to make a quilt, it wouldn’t get done. So I decided to go with knitting or crocheting. First time standing in the yarn section of the department store, I was completely overwhelmed. It has been YEARS since I last made anything! (I used to knit and crochet all the time) Fingering weight, worsted, sport, huh? How much is 14 oz? Aren’t the balls in grams? Too confusing. I DID spy a yarn I thought was so soft, I knew I needed to make something with it. A week later I went back to the store, determined to get a baby blanket project.

Close up on the softness

Bernat makes this oh, so soft yarn called Baby Blanket. On the label, there are 2 free patterns, one to knit and one to crochet. Perfect! Nice and simple. Sounds like famous last words, but really it has been easy. I’m loving the feel of this blanket, it’s super soft and warm for my friend’s January baby. I’d like to make a comforter for myself except this yarn is only available in baby colours. Hmmm, I’ve always liked baby blue…

Are you working on a knitting or crochet project?

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Makin’ Mittens

I pulled apart an old sweater that I made for hubby years ago and knitted a pair of mittens for myself.  The pattern is the same for the left and right hands.  I knitted them at the same time so they’d be exactly the same without having to count rows.  The first pair I made are too small so I made another pair, the next size up. 

They fit perfectly!  Nice and warm too because they are 100% wool.

Thank you, Karen, for the idea!  🙂