Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday Work In Progress: Baby Blanket Edition


One of my old exercise pals from the original crew went and had herself a baby girl.

I like babies. Especially other people's babies, and let me tell you this kid is something so cute it's unreal. She was born in early December and honestly I had no extra time for baby knitting mojo. 

But when I saw the baby blanket kit I immediately thought of that cutie pie and well here we are. 


Super skinny yarn on US 3 needles. Send me some good vibes, b/c the yarn is a little splitty. Definitely requiring some bamboo and not metal needles. 

I've managed to make some progress since I actually took the last photo. I'm about to start color block 3/4. I'll post another photo when I get through #3. 

I was just beginning to day dream of pink socks and steel blue sweaters when my neighbors just announced they are having a baby boy this summer, hehe.


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  1. Oh boy! Blanket #2 will be coming right up???? Those pinks are so sweet. Love that the solid is HOT pink! Have fun....you'll make it!

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    1. Yes that hot pink is what sold me. My friend is such a girlie girl. Lipstick and make-up in exercise class. We are very different (I sweat like a pig!) with a very similar sense of humor. The pink is bright like her smile!

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  2. Oh pretty, I do love a bit of pink too. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ! I didn't discover my love of pink until I was an adult, but I'm so grateful I did. It can be happy and bright or soothing and calming.

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  3. The best thing about baby blankets is that people really use them. Ihat one is just adorable. That's a lot of stitches though. At least they are usually good TV knitting.

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    1. This is SO true Araignee. I feel like this one will be especially useful b/c it's a blend and the drape is dreamy. Perfect for our mild climate here in SF in a stroller. And yes, after dinner I like to knit and watch t.v. and this is brainless.

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  4. I think it's looking great so far! And if you are on 3 of 4, you can do it!

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    1. Thanks Bridget. It's knitting up so nicely. I just need to focus!

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  5. This is so pretty Ellen, but yikes! Sock yarn on #3 is a lot of stitches. You are more than half-way through though, so carry on! And don't think of the baby boy due to arrive later....

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    1. LOL! You know me Vera, I'm totally thinking, should I get another one of these in blue for the boy already... when I need to focus pocus!

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  6. Ellen, that blanket is darling darling darling. LOVE it. SOmething in the water eh?

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    1. I am completely thinking something is in the air. It is really heartening to see people's families evolve, to see the happiness grow.

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  7. Lovely colors for a a precious little one! Looks like you're enjoying the zen of knitting stockinette. You'll be finished in no time.

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    1. Nancy, I think you're onto something, with "the zen of knitting stockinette" like a knitter's ode or something!

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  8. You already know how much I love this! The pink is such a pretty pink too. Love love love. In the end it will be worth it!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Deborah. You are right, I will be very pleased when it's done :)

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  9. Oh that's so pretty! Perfect tv knitting too. Are you knitting it on circulars because that really is perfect mindless tv knitting. It looks like the perfect weight too for a baby blanket.

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    1. I am knitting on circulars in front of the t.v. In front of the t.v. in the living room and just before I fall asleep. Sometimes I can't finish a row, it's like counting sheep if that actually worked for me.

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  10. Excellent work on the baby blanket! It is going to be a treasured knit!

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    1. Thank you DH., my goal is just that it gets used a little and the recipient knows my care for their family is genuine. Treasure status ... is shooting for the stars and moon!

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  11. I love starting baby blankets but after 2', I start gettin' anxious. My mum has hooked some blankets for all of our kids so I don't have to feel guilty. I like the contrast of the solid pink with the marbled one. You are a dear friend.

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    1. I started back into the fiber world as an adult crocheting blankets for the local Adult Protective Services. My friend said, hey do you know how to knit, and I've been lost forever. Much easier on my wrists now.

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  12. I love that baby blanket and she is lucky to be receiving one made by YOU! I love to give blankets, sweaters and of course hats. Not all of them together unless I really really love the baby to be :) :)

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    1. Yes, I might have to knit a baby sweater for the next kid. I figure I can always blanket for Christmas seeing that they are neighbors if I get a case of the skinny yarn baby blanket crazies, again!

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  13. Love the blanket. My latest baby blanket is in the mail onto the boy to be and I found out we are having yet another grand niece or nephew in July. Waiting to find out the sex before I buy the yarn.

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    1. See, it takes patience, but it really is such a joy to knit something for a new baby. There is something so lovely about welcoming a new life with something handmade. It really channels how much I care for them to have a good life from the get go.

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  14. Very pretty! You are really nice to knit a blanket on tiny needles. Splitty yarn makes me crazy; I just had to restart a pair of socks because the yarn was splitting like crazy even with bamboo needles.

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    1. Thanks Judy! I am trying to keep up the good spirits about it all. I have some sock cuffs on needles right now, and I'm not enjoying the knit up. I might have to restart.

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  15. What a gorgeous blanket. I can't believe you're doing a blanket in skinny yarn. That is a very sweet and generous gift!

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    1. Thank you CG. The drape is so lovely and it feels so good I know it will be enjoyed. That's what I'm focusing on ;)

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  16. Baby things! I love all the baby things!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Thanks Chris. Your baby knits are gorgeous. I think I want to knit my neighbors a little cardigan after visiting you last week. Good stuff.

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  17. Nothing sweeter than speckles and hot pink! Love how it's looking so far. Wish there was a magical spell to make yarns less splitty ✨

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    1. Thanks AG. You know it's worth it. The best magic spell is patience :)

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  18. I always think of you when I drink from my san fran coffee mug. This morninig Im enjoying a cuppa or two before heading out to the yard !

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