Back in January of this year, I participated in a Facebook “Pay it Forward” challenge.
I wanted to encourage people to do kind things for others “just because”. So, the first 5 people who commented on my post with an “I’m in” and then posted the same message on their Facebook wall, would receive something from me at some time during 2017.
Well, I only had 4 people comment, so I picked a 5th person myself and that was the mom I made the last baby blanket for.
Even though I know I said that 2017 would be a year of making socks and pillow cushions, I got sucked back into blanket making mode with the last blanket I made! LOL!! In my defense though, I have made one new pillow cushion! 😉
So here’s a glimpse of the next blanket I’m working on. It’s knitting up tighter than I thought so I’m going to go and get a fourth colour to add. Grey maybe??
I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything, but yes, I’m still knitting!! 😀
I’m working on a baby blanket (I love knitting baby blankets!) and I have written another pattern that I’m just finishing up.
The baby blanket is a modified version of another pattern I’ve written. For this blanket, I’m using size 8 US circular needles and 1 ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn in light blue and 3 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue. It’s going to be more of a crib blanket really, measuring about 40″ X 48″.
I casted on 180 stitches of the light blue yarn and knit 10 rows and then on the 11th row, I knit the first 6 stitches and then purled across the row and knit the last 6 stitches.
On the next row, I knit across the entire row.
Now alternate the rows with one row of knitting the first 6 stitches, purling across the row and knitting the last 6 stitches and one row of knitting across the entire row. This creates a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.
I knit the entire ball of the light blue yarn and changed the colour on the same side as my cast on tail. I will use the full 3 balls of the country blue yarn.
Remember when you are coming close to the end of your last ball of yarn, to leave enough yarn to knit 10 rows to create your garter stitch border.
Well off to finish the blanket. The baby boy is due February 14th and it would be nice to give it to the parents BEFORE he is born!