I love having Followers, Thank You

Monday, September 27, 2010

Troubled Blanket on it's way, FINALLY

knitted baby blanketGees, what started out as an easy project really took a turn to taking too much time and I had to solve a problem. The pink yarn was given to me and and I thought it was such a soft pink would make a nice small blanket. I started was to be a plain pink blanket, and when I was at what I thought was the 1/4 th point by counting the stitches on the needle I weighted the yarn I had left and thought I was good to go. No clue how I was sooooooo off. I don't know if I didn't weigh the yarn correctly, forgot what I came up with, or changed the count I was going for on the blanket. But, clearly I was way off. The pink yarn was old, wasn't a brand I'd ever heard of before and so I knew it wasn't possible to try and match. Two choice, rip out back to the half way point and do a 2 tone blanket or keep going until I ran out and then switch. I hate, hate, hate to rip out and had so many projects going and deadline looming that I choice to keep going and add a new color when the time came. My thought was then to make a hoody type blanket so whatever color I added for the 2nd color on one corner would be matched with a hood of the same color on the opposite corner.
knitted corner to corner baby blanketThe 2nd color ended up being about 1/3rd of the blanket which measures 32 x 32 inches. Susie snuggled up in the traditional wrap method showing the hood which has a small ruffle. I didn't want it to lay totally flat against the blanket feeling it might be too tight.

This is on it's way to Angela for her Blankets for All Babies request on Crochetville. She's been busy making baby items for her local pregnancy center where your mothers with low income are much in need. Give a baby a head-start and make something warm. I have a couple of hats and green pair of booties going with this donation as well, but forgot to take pictures.

The blanket is knitted in straight garter stitch on size 6 needles (yarn was lighter weight so smaller needles were necessary which made the process slower than I like, even without the added problem of running out of pink), using the traditionally dishcloth pattern. The hood is made the same. I just knitted what looked like a new start until the corner seemed large enough, edge it, as I had the blanket; and crocheted the two together.

Angela's charity is in NE, Ohio.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for your visit and comments. I am aware that these facts are not new since they were printed in 2007, but so glad you pointed that out.

    ReplyDelete
  2. HI SANDY,
    I THINK YOUR BLANKET IS ADORABLE, AND HOW NICEOF YOU TO DONATE SO MANY THINGS YOU KNIT AND CROCHET. WHATEVER BABY RECEIVES THIS CUTE BLANKET IS VERY LUCKY.
    HAPPY AUTUMN, TAKE CARE, RIZZI

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your blanket is so sweet with the hood...love it :)

    You are so good to do all you do and make 2 whole blankets for Pine St KAT. I've only made a few squares, but had hoped to make enough squares for one blanket this year. Not sure I can do it, but will try :)

    happy knitting :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love it! It looks great and some parent will really appreciate it.

    ReplyDelete

NO Google+ Profile Links please. Comments with name and url, or hyperlinks so I can return your visit.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin