Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Baby Chalice: Playing with Fire

My SIL in Arizona wanted a baby blanket for a friend of hers at church who has been having a difficult pregnancy. Much like my mother, my SIL asks for nothing and I was really touched she asked for my assistance. So together, we perused a local yarn store when I was there visiting and we admired the various hues of blue. I felt like I had a decent idea of what she was looking for and then returned home to put together a blanket idea.

I decided on Baby Chalice which I remember being an enjoyable pattern, once I got a hang of it. I also remembered that I wasn't crazy about doing it in acrylic. The drape was non existent. So I went to my LYS and went to look at the Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted the pattern was designed with. They didn't have the colorway I was looking for so I bought other shiny things and went home and ordered online.


Again online I waffled between 2 colorways this brighter royal-ish one and a more muted, ocean/winter light kind of blue.


The pattern was again, enjoyable.



I took forever to block it. I took it out to the home of my friends when I went by for a visit and let it catch some sunshine for a final dry. Pleased with myself I folded it back up and promptly found this!


I can't seem to find a drop drop. Lace is confusing enough to me as it is. I am trying to sort of hack it together with a tapestry needle. I simply don't have the heart to frog it all. So tell me am I bonkers or what?

16 comments:

  1. That color is so pretty! And I vote go for the hack-you can do it!

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  2. Oh. No. It is soooooo gorgeous. I'm hoping you find a fix. There's got to be a way to tack that down.

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  3. Nope. Secured in securely and no one will ever be able to tell.

    The color and pattern are just beautiful. Sending good vibes to the mom-to-be on an easy delivery and a healthy and happy baby!

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  4. I would definitely NOT frog it; a clever bit of sewing with that loop and another one to reinforce it will last just fine!! (Drat!)

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  5. It's gorgeous and the blue is stunning. Tack the stitch with a tapestry needle and no one will be the wiser.

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  6. It's gorgeous. I wouldn't dream of frogging it, just work your magic with the tapestry needle and bob's your uncle. Your SIL's friend will love it. And the yarn is absolutely lovely. Nice job! CJ xx

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  7. Lovely blanket. And nothing wrong with just tacking that dropped stitch up when you're done. I've done it before.

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  8. Let it go. If there is no unraveling, then it's cool. It's way too late to fix that.

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  9. Gorgeous color and pattern. I agree with everyone and say hack it together. Just try to follow the line of the pattern as best you can and secure it.

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  10. Nah, you're not bonkers. Tack it and make sure it stays, no one will notice, especially not a baby. Lovely blanket, I enjoyed knitting that one a while back, you maybe even gave me the idea!

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  11. that is one gorgeous baby blanket and I know the baby and mother will love it. I say tack that stitch as best as possible I doubt no one will know where it is but you!

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  12. Fix it as best you can with tapestry needle, even add a new tail if you need to. Nobody by you will ever notice!

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  13. I have hacked many a dropped stitch together and no one was the wiser, your blanket is beautiful, a really lovely gift. And you are a doll to make it for your SIL to give.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Just gorgeous. Was visiting my sis and she lOVED san fran on a recent visit! I told her i plan to meet YOU there someday . Love the waves on the knit up!

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  15. I clicked the wrong spot and my post went poof! Anyhow, I hope you got the blanket fixed without frogging. Love the color and pattern! And please feel free to share that sign with your mom and sis; I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.

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