Another Finished Object and another happy baby, this time a little girl in Kentucky, USA! I cast off and wound the ends in last weekend but am just now getting the chance to share the photos in a post. The pattern was recently shared in a guest blog post I wrote for Zulily.co.uk but I’ll put it into a pretty PDF and post it here (and on EvinOK) soon enough. But on to the blanket!
Here is it all finished being tested out by LB (so you can see this project ends happily and successfully).
Now, about the process… I chose to alternate between Sirdar Snuggly DK (from a swap with Sue) and Knit Picks Crayon for color and texture variation but carry Schoppel-Wolle Admiral R Druck doubled up with the Snuggly or Crayon throughout.
I started this knitting project on the train up for a girls’ getaway to Dublin in late May. I cast on several times before I got it right. The right combination (or at least the one I used for this blanket) was 7mm needles and a long tail cast on of 74 stitches. This is also noted on my Ravelry project page.
Just 30 hours without a baby in my lap and look at the progress!! The effect was lovely. All garter stitch, no purling!
Made even more progress at knitting the next weekend though LB was with me so it was slow progress. Thankfully, he loves the others in my knitting group and gets lap time and hugs from everyone.
I love how the colors work together. It feels gender neutral but has such earthy hues.
Almost done! This is when the striping switched more. One friend described it as waves lapping on a beachy shore.
All done! Tater Tot will love it just like her brother, Miller, loves his blanket made in the same way.
It is going in a big old care package across the pond to the Bluegrass State. *SPOILER ALERT* (Kristina & Dudley, don’t read this next part!) The blanket will be kept company over the long journey by a dress, a little toy bunny, a pair of fleece-lined booties (I want them in my size!), a handknit cardigan by Smudge Yarns, a tee shirt, babygros, bibs, a book titled “Tiger In A Pink Hat” or something like that (to share with big brother Miller), and more. I can’t talk about Kentucky too much or I’ll start craving a slice of pie from Aunt Gravy’s. Ok, too late. I’m now craving a slice of pie from Aunt Gravy’s.