I finished binding off the pinwheel blanket last night, and wove in the ends this afternoon. It took just about 4 1/2 skeins of vintage Bernat Berella, so it will be sturdy and machine washable, just the thing for someone with a brand new baby in the house.
Here, Rosie gives her paw of approval (hint – she’s ‘hiding’, and also purring her fuzzy little head off because she is in one of her favorite spots – under a blanket).
This blanket is yet one more reason why I am so glad I bought the 40 inch Denise cable at Lambtown last year. By the time it was the diameter I wanted, I had 500 stitches on the needles. Doing a ruffle requires that you knit into the front and back of each stitch, two times. I did it only once, because just the thought of having to then bind off 2000 stitches made me more than just a teensy bit twitchy.
I also finished and bound off my first scarf for the Red Scarf Project, but I’m holding off on any pictures of that until I see if I can’t whip out at least one or two more before we’ll be shipping them off next weekend.