I’ve got finished objects (and works in progress), so that means it’s picture time!
First up – the baby blankets. Here’s the first one – made from Homespun (so it’s oh-so-soft).
I used this pattern – click the link to get a better idea of what the pattern looks like. It’s a basketweave variation, but I like the look of it better than just basketweave squares.
That’s Sebastian lurking in the bottom of that picture. All the cats have been quite ‘helpful’ with my knitting lately, as can be seen here.
Just for reference, he’s on my lap while I worked on the second baby blanket (pictured below) – and he’s sitting *on* the diagonal stripe afghan I made last year.
Speaking of the second baby blanket, here it is (click the picture for a larger view – and better detail of the pattern).
I used Lion Brand Jiffy, and did a repeating diamond pattern with a moss stitch border. The faux mohair makes it very snuggly soft, plus I specifically picked yarns for these two blankets that can be dropped into the washing machine and the dryer. If I won’t handwash, I can’t expect my friends to handwash either!
Remember that Tasha bag I was working on? Here’s a sneak peek of what it will look like. Doubling the yarn got rid of most of my pooling problem, and I really love how the cables pop, even with all that color. The Lara Endless Summer cotten has been a dream to work with. And I would have finished it up by now, except I got a little side tracked. Because yesterday afternoon I decided to bite the bullet and start a new little project.
Here’s a hint – can you guess what it is?
If you can’t guess from that, I’ll toss in an added clue. This is the second one> (finished the first this morning, except for weaving in the ends). I’m using this pattern, and it’s been so incredibly easy. The sock intimidation is no more! Next up – getting over my nervousness about fair isle. But maybe that can wait for just a little bit longer.