Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Knitted Blanket

Awhile ago I talked about my knitting binder. Since then I’ve been working on a few projects, but many of them still aren’t finished. (This tends to happen when I have more than one project going at a time.)

However, I did finish a blanket for my niece, and since Caribbean Princess asked if I would share my projects, I thought it might be time to do that.

This is what the blanket looks like:



You can see the detail of the pattern better in this photo:



The color is a bit off here - the true color is more like the one above.

Ideally, it would have been a baby blanket. But since I didn’t learn to knit until she was three and I didn’t start the blanket right away, by the time I finally completed it, she was six. Ah well, she could use it for her dolls instead, I thought. But she came up with a better idea—she put it over her pillow and uses it to sleep on. It’s more of a pillow cover than a blanket. It’s fine though since it’s being used and she loves it. That’s all that matters.

The yarn is made from bamboo, so it is very soft. Perfect for a pillow cover!

I have the same yarn in a different color for a second blanket, for her sister. I’m hoping to start on that very soon (and hopefully get it done before she’s six). In the meantime, I am working on a special project for a friend, which I will write about once it is done.

6 comments:

  1. That is absolutely beautiful!!
    I cannot knit at all. I add stitches on then drop them etc so I am very impressed when I see something so perfect and with such detail. Well done and good luck completing the next one.

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  2. Thanks Denise. I'm still a beginner - I don't know how to pick up dropped stitches, so if I mess up, I end up having to rip out the whole thing and start again. That's a lot of pressure, but hopefully I'll learn all of those things as I go.

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  3. That's a lovely blanket, Kanalt! I know all about unfinished knitting projects, so finishing such a large project (and seeing it used and loved) must feel great. My favorite yarns lately are bamboo blends too. Looking forward to seeing more completed projects. (Maybe you'll set such a good example, I'll finally gather up all of the stray skeins again.)

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  4. Thanks, M Ng. Maybe I'll bring my knitting binder to the NYC meet up to inspire you even more! I do feel accomplishment, especially because I'm still learning.

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  5. I'd love to see your knitting binder! I've always been a scatterbrained crafter. I write down patterns on scraps of paper, guesstimate the amount of yarn I'll need for a project, &c. Maybe a whole new approach to knitting is in order?

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  6. Not to be an enabler, but I really do think a new binder for such an activity would boost your commitment to it. ;)

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