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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Baby Blanket

I am very excited to finally post a completed project. This blanket is for my brother's baby who is due sometime in November. I was very unsure about how this blanket would turn out, but in the end, I'm very happy with it. I found the pattern in Alterknits by Leigh Radford. It is worked in basic stockinette stitch with a seed stitch border. When I finally finished the blanket, it was very crooked, curled and not that pretty. I have never actually blocked anything and I didn't have high hopes. But in the end, blocking made a HUGE difference. I will now be blocking everything!!!

The blanket itself was easy to knit, the hard part for me was adding the fabric. I am not much of a sewer so that was difficult for me. I have also never used batting but it turns out that was easy to figure out.

The only modifications I would make next time would be to pick up and knit all the borders. If you follow the pattern, only the side borders are picked up and knit. While attaching the fabric there is a great edge with the picked up stitches that makes it easy to get a clean, straight line. It is very difficult to find that edge on the top and bottom borders because it seems to blend it with the back of the blanket.

Overall, I'm very excited about this blanket and excited that I have one less project to finish.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Every morning when I get to work, I get my coffee, turn on my computer and check to see of BrooklynTweed has posted anything new. Then I go through every single blog on his "favorite knitters" list and envy all of the gorgeous completed projects that have been posted.

And when I go home at night, I take a look at all the half finished projects hidden away in all rooms of my house. Since this week is premier week on TV, I will have plenty of knitting time as I sit and watch as many shows as possible. I hope by next week to have several projects to post so maybe someone will envy all the finished projects on my blog.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Blogging Again

It has been so long since I've even thought about posting something on this blog. I've been so busy making baby hats and starting new projects but not finishing anything. So I am finally prioritizing all my half finished items and soon I will be posting pictures again.