Shailyn’s Baby Blanket, Finished!

It took me two months, but I finally finished this baby blanket for my niece. I am hoping to give it to her this weekend. Hopefully my sister likes it.

This pattern was free. Click on this image to go to my Ravelry project page for the link!

I am really happy with how this turned out. I only made a couple of mistakes and thankfully they are not noticeable. I’m so glad that it’s done because I’ve been wanting to work on something else but didn’t allow myself to. If I started a new project, I never would have finished this.

The cabled cowl/Irish Hiking Scarf I started before this is waiting to be finished, but I cast on a pair of fingerless gloves instead. Oops!

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Baby Blanket Progress Update

I have made more progress on the baby blanket for my sister. Last night I started the next color stripe; teal!

I am still really enjoying this pattern. Simple but looks really pretty. It’s a bit harder to see the ripples in the above picture, but they are there.  So far I have only made one mistake and hopefully I will not make anymore.  If you would like to follow my project on Ravelry, click the picture and it will take you to the page.

Thanks for looking!

Baby blanket for my sister

My younger sister is due at the end of the month, or beginning of next. A girl named Shailyn. My sister asked me to make a baby blanket for her in the colors grey, purple, and teal. I picked out a pretty pattern with cables and bought the yarn for it. When I got home, I looked over the pattern more thoroughly and my brain exploded due to how it was written out. I put that pattern aside for now and instead found an easier one that won’t stress me out but is still pretty. The one I chose is from Project Linus and can be found on Ravelry here.

I had a bit of a rough start with this and ended up ripping out the few rows that I had finished because I could not figure out where I messed up. Now I have finished four repeats of the pattern, making twelve rows since there are only three in the pattern. Here is my progress as of right now.

Progress so far on Shailyn’s blankie

I am not sure which color I am going to do next. I may just reach blind into the bag and go with whichever I pull out, aside from more grey.  I am liking how this is coming out so far, so I hope that my sister will like it too.

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Baby blanket

I finished the baby blanket that I have been working on off and on for awhile now. It will be for my brothers baby who is due at the end of this month. They want the gender to be a surprise, so I figured that cream was a nice  neutral color. This blanket is loom knit and just uses the basic stitch, nothing fancy.

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Last weekend I played with a new kind of resin. I found some bottle caps to test it out with to see how it worked. You can’t really tell there is resin in these, but there is. Only two of them messed up. The powder floated to the top a bit. The hart still needs to be polished. It has silver dust through it, those are not air bubbles. 

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I currently am working on knitting a hat to go towards the 500 Hats charity I posted about the other day. They are collected hats up until the end of this month. I will post a picture closer to the end of the month to show what I made. Hopefully I won’t get distracted and will have more than this one to show off!

Baby blanket

I just spent most of the afternoon making a blanket for a co-workers new born baby. When I picked out the fabric, they did not know what the gender was going to be, but the baby was born today and it’s a girl. This was my first time making a blanket and so also my first time using blanket binding. It is not perfect, but I worked very hard on this and hope that she and the baby like it!

There is bad lighting in my room. The yellow is a soft yellow and the green is a soft mint green, really pretty. The color of the bears face is the same fleece I used for the back. There are cute bears, cats and clowns on the fabric.