Tuesday, January 12, 2010

4 weeks to the shower, 8 weeks to the due date...

With a little less than four weeks to the baby shower and 8 weeks until the due date, I am relieved to have finished knitting the blanket.Photobucket
This picture shows the blanket still pinned to the blocking mat, but without a baby to model the blanket, I found it looks better here than in a later photo I took with it draped over the couch.


Here is a closeup of the pattern. It is a four row repeat and not difficult after the stitch sequence is memorized. I used an acrylic yarn that has been in my stash for many, many years. It was made by Patons but is no longer produced. It has a wonderful feel and washes beautifully, both important factors for baby items in my opinion.

The pattern came from Vogue Knitting on the go, Baby Blankets, seen here:


I have a few more things in mind to make before the shower, but none should be as time consuming as this was. Please stop me if I buy supplies for any more projects before the baby arrives. Unless it is something really, really cute. Photobucket
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4 comments:

Sewconsult said...

It's beautiful! Wish you lived closer so you could teach me. I can do knit & purl, but hate reading the directions. I know the blanket will be a hit with mom & the others at the shower.

SmilingSally said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Knitty.

© Jennifer Raley said...

lovely pattern in the blanket - gonna be a neat thing to wrap a baby in!
I like how you moved your blog list to another blog - very creative. I didn't see a place to leave a comment on it though ... did I miss it or is it missing?
May use your idea for blog 2 for some things ... like it. Thanks - Jenn

Chatty Crone said...

Babies are so wonderful - I know you are excited. Is this your first grandchild? And the blanket is so delicate and beautiful.
sandie