Thursday, January 16, 2014

WIP: A Blankie for Hayden

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I mentioned a bit ago that our family is expecting a new baby - Lumberjack and I are going to be Uncle and Auntie to a little boy!  So, of course, I'm designing and knitting a baby blankie for him.  I finally got cracking on knitting it a few days ago, after realizing how quickly his arrival date is approaching.  (Mid-March is doable from now, right?  Right!)

I'm knitting it out of Berroco Comfort DK, and really enjoying the experience.  I've knit about a ball and a half up so far, and did a Russian join for the first time in my knitting career.  Since the finished blanket will probably be thrown in the washer and dryer, I figured it would be best to have as few ends to weave in as possible.  I'm absurdly happy about how I got the diamonds to line up with the edging, and I love the delicate look of the 3x3 basketweave stitch.  I hope that little Hayden likes it too!

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