Babies. Babies everywhere. There are babies being born all over the dadgummed place and there are baby showers popping up everywhere and I have TWO baby showers next weekend. I am well-prepared for one of them. But for that other one....well, I need to get ready for that other one. I want to make a hat, maybe a little sweater (this is for a relative!), and a blanket. I don't know yet what patterns I want to use for little baby clothes, but for the blanket I'm knitting the Basket Weave Blankie from Precious Knit Blankies for Baby.
I had intended to feature other baby blanket posts in between the last baby blanket and this one, but if I'd done that I wouldn't be behind on my baby projects and then I probably wouldn't be me. Or something. Because I had definitely planned on making this lovely blanket, but now I'm just talking about to you sooner than anticipated.
I love a good basket weave pattern, and this is one lovely little blanket. It's knitted on #10 needles and with two strands of yarn held double. The pattern is simple to memorize and if you like basket weave knitting patterns, this is probably up your alley. The finished product will be about 28" X 32", and will use up nearly 1,000 yards of yarn. Good thing I have some insurance yarn tucked away. I have an extra skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for my African Flower Motif Square Afghan just in case the three skeins I purchased for this aren't enough. This is currently my favorite color.
|This is what the other side looks like, by the way.|
No, I just think I'd like to work on some smaller projects with just one strand of yarn. That's all. I have just a few more baby projects to finish up before next month and then I can get down to the business of knitting and crocheting other projects. I want to finish up my afghans, and I have wild dreams of knitting some matching cardigans for my daughter and my nephew. I even have the yarn picked out!
I just have to get through this first. I don't think it will take me too very long. Next weekend will be here before I know it, and I plan to take this project with me everywhere for the next few days!