A relative of a friend of my mom is having a baby soon. Mom asked me to make a baby blanket for her to give and I happily obliged. We went to Hobby Lobby to look for yarn. The theme for their baby’s room is purple and yellow, so we were thinking I could make a striped baby blanket like I did earlier this year for my aunt’s grandchild.
While at Hobby Lobby, Mom came across a sample knit that she loved. After searching for a bit, we found the yarn: Baby Bee’s Little Britches in Crayon. It is a white yarn with a rainbow colored thread plied to it. The effect, when knit up, looked okay I thought but I wasn’t too thrilled with it. The yarn felt somewhat rough in the skein and I was not too certain about it.
I decided to knit it diagonally, increasing one stitch each row until I was pleased with the width and then decreasing a stitch each row. While I was uncertain of this yarn choice before beginning the project, I started to enjoy it more and more as it went on. Though it felt rough in the skein, knit up it was so incredibly soft. It became a favorite of one or two in the house.
I dubbed it the Funfetti blanket because it reminded me of the delicious Funfetti cake mix Pillsbury makes. I was pleased with this project — though getting a decent picture of it completed was a horrendous task — and hope that it is well received by the family.
I also finally have some pictures of the Grey Blue Jean socks I started forever ago!
The striping yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Blue Jean. And let me just say — Lorna’s Laces may be my new favorite sock yarn. It is so soft and the colors are incredibly beautiful. It knits up just wonderfully and I cannot wait to try more colorways by them.
This was the first yarn the Boy ever picked out for me to make something for him. And I kept waiting, trying to find the right pattern. I decided it would be best to keep it simple, letting the colors be the star. I wanted to add something to it, though, so I decided to use some Knit Pick’s Stroll in Ash that I had in my stash on the cuff, heel and toe. I think it really adds to the socks.
They fit the Boy wonderfully. And he patiently waited the week and a half (wow that’s sad) that I waited to weave the ends in.
I think next year will be full of a lot of sock knitting. Mostly selfish sock knitting. Maybe.