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Saturday, April 12, 2008

flower garden BABY blanket WIP

That was a much longer break than I had planned --thanks for all you loyal reader's and commenter's concern--I am fine, and now very glad I made the trip and went to my friend's wake.

On my trip I knit and knit and knit away on the this baby blanket--for my grandbaby--the first one! due in late August. I'm supposing this "blankie" is about 1/3 knit now... of lovely yarn Cotten Fleece by the Brown Sheep Company--a nice 80% cotton/ 20% wool--very soft and cuddley. I picked a mix of gender neutral colors since we won't know until he/she arrives whether it is a boy or girl---so some blues and some pink, and then yellow and green...a color palette inspired by spring and spring flowers.

This is a very easy five knit/five purl basket stitch with a garter stitch edging.

A good quick and easy project to work on in airports and on the airplane. I find knitting when taking off and landing in an airplane relaxes that little bit of anxiety I feel then...and certainly knitting on a trip I meet more interesting people who ask me "what are you making?"

Oh! and some Great News! the Knitalong book authors--Larissa Brown & Martin John Brown---will be at the Berkeley bookstore where I work--Mrs. Dalloway's---in late May! More info to come...for any of you that live in the Bay Area of Northern California who might like to attend.


RiverCitySTL said...

I love your color choices! Beautiful blanket!

Gretchen said...

Lovely blankey!

The colors are beautiful!

Aurora said...

Thanks for you nice comments! I actually picked the yarn colors for a project I designed with a Fair isle knit in mind...but decided to use the yarn for this blanket instead.

Oldie said...

That looks great! I...erm, the baby, I mean...can't wait to use it:)