Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A bit of Knitting

I know that I said I wouldn't be posting knitting on this blog any more, but I feel compelled to share this project with you as it took me quite a while to finish. One of my very best friends, Jenny, had a baby about 6 weeks ago. This is the blanket I made for her. The pattern is Interweave Knits Yggdrasil Afghan. (ravelry link). Yarn is Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Marlin. I made the medium size, but didn't measure it before I gave it away. I think it was about 60" square-ish. I love the look of this blanket, but it was a bit fiddly to knit, especially grafting the braided borders. There are plenty of mistakes, which I won't point out, but suffice to say, it's definitely hand made. I hope that little James loves it for years to come. :)

The whole thing. The color is a little more saturated than that.

a close up of the center tree secion, knit from the center out

close up of the third border, the braid and leaves

close up of the first border, the braid. Love how this looks, but the corners and grafting were a huge pain
I've cast on for the next baby blanket. I'll not disclose details here in case the momma reads this, but I hope that it will be as beautiful as this one. :)

1 comment:

  1. A-maze-ing!

    Now. Channel all that creative energy into your WIP and you'll be a best-seller in no time.

    Not that I'm biased or anything.



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