|My baby is all grown up|
My blanket is complete. Currently, it is pinned and blocking as shown in the picture. I feel a bit...bereft. I am ecstatic that I am finally done - as I've been knitting this since March. However, I feel like I've lost a friend in a way. I miss the feel of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in my hands. I miss the repetitive, calming back and forth motion of the seed stitch. I do not miss the K3Tog of the edge.
But, with that said, I am so freaking happy to have finished a major project. I know it's not a sweater, or even very difficult, but for me...this is huge. It's my third knitting project I have ever made, and it has taught me so much. Going into this, I hated purling. Now, I like it more than the knit stitch. I can now add a new skein of yarn like a champ. And, I have dabbled in lace. All on my third project!
|Sewing on the edges with my trusty Chibi|
Sewing the edges together was easier than I thought it would be. The pattern had called for the edges to be sewn together at the corners first, and then sewing that frame to the main portion. I changed it up a bit and sewed each edge to the blanket first and then sewing up the corners. While I found sewing the edges on to be easy, I did not find sewing the corners together easy. In fact, sewing the corners together sucked almost as much as weaving in the ends. And trust me, there were a lot of ends. Each corner had two strands of brown, two of white and two of the green. The green and brown were the better of the two, but the white had to be woven into the lace...and it was tricky.
I'm excited to give the blanket to Ariel in a couple of weeks. I really hope she appreciates it and loves it as much as I do. With the right care, this can be a nice family heirloom. And I'm sure while it won't be the last baby blanket I knit, it is the first...and that makes it all the more special to me. Once her baby boy is born I will have to get a picture of him wrapped in the blanket.
I will be starting my Saroyan next week :) In the mean time I will finish up my dish cloth which is the most perfect beach knitting ever - easy pattern and cheap yarn.
Mint Chocolate Chip Baby Blanket Project Details:
Pattern: Blanket with Decorative Edge by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
Needles: US 3 and US 5