Well, we finally have a knitted blankie. Ends must be woven in (ick), and I've decided to put a dupioni silk back on to hide the seams, but other than that, this blanket is done. It turned out really cute and is super soft and warm. Love me some Malabrigo!
Here's the front:
And the back...ugh...look at all those ends!!
And with baby included for scale. By the way...Are we there yet? (Cliff loves those jammies...both the boys wore them, and I couldn't resist putting them on her too. They are super plush and soft)
I picked up Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies at the library a couple weeks ago, and I fell in LOVE with the patterns in this book. I've already started a pair of leggings that I plan to pair with a sweet flowered dress that I got from the neighbor's hand-me-downs. One leg down, one to go. Such a fast knit, even though it's in DK weight wool/cotton.
The Mabel dress, Wrap cardigan, and pullover vest (really, it's a knitted T).In a moment of weakness on my birthday (which was last weekend and was lovely, btw), I also stash enhanced. With a project in mind, though. After dining at Pad Thai for dinner (yum!), I stopped by JoAnn's on the way home to look for silk to line the back of the baby blanket. The yarn aisle kept calling me, and I went to see what new bulky novelty yarn they had (since that's all they seem to have anymore)...they never have enough lighter weight natural fiber yarn (they don't even carry sock yarn), but to my surprise, JoAnn's now carries their own line of yarns, and one of them was a wool/cotton blend in lovely pastel colors. I went shopping for clothes earlier in the day, and this time of year, you can't find sweaters (which I desperately need since I'm not small enough to fit in the sweaters I currently own...and we do live in Ohio, after all. Spring doesn't come here until, oh, June maybe?). I decided I'd just knit my own, and with a pattern in mind, I picked up enough yarn to make a sweater for myself. This is the pattern I'm going to make, and I've already swatched....The yarn is a purple and pink heathered color, and it's really so soft.