Archive for May, 2011

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Baby Come Back

You’d think I was having my own baby, the amount of baby stuff I’ve been making! (I wish!) But no, my focus this year has been charity knitting, and I’ve really been enjoying making blankets (and hats, but I’m off of that for the moment). I have been donating them to this NICU project, and EEROP. I love EEROP because not only will they take pretty much anything and/or wool based items (most only want washable), but Melissa sends you a thank you postcard! Talk about appreciation!

Here’s my recent bunch:

Talk about a lot of knitting! It’s been fun, though, trying new patterns and using up LOTS of yarn. (I still have way too much, though.) I’ve made a few that I haven’t sent yet, too.:

This one was originally a panel for a sweater I was making. Rather than frog it, I decided to crochet on a border, and make it a very small blanket. I like how it turned out.

This next one was an attempt to make a mitered square. I started off with a brioche stitch, which I enjoyed but took forever.

So I pulled it out, and decided to make a mitered square blanket pattern I had made before. This time, though, I was going to make it in one piece, rather than 4 I had to sew together. I vastly overmeasured the cast on, though, and it ended up being almost as large as my bed!

I finally re-cast on, and then finally finished this semi-mitered semi-square!

I hope some baby enjoys it immensely!




Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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