Wow, it’s already October! Time passes so quickly, eh?
I have been knitting, just not writing about it. Currently, I am working on holiday gifts and a very quick baby blanket for my husband’s boss, to give to him tonight at his birthday party. He just had a baby (well, his wife did), and so I wanted to have the blanket done when I see him. JUST finished it today! ~pants~
It’s from a very easy pattern book by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss called 7 Day Afghans called “Raspberries and Cream.” I varied the pattern a bit and used two slip stitches for the main color rather than one; I like the receding window pane effect as well as the loft of the resultant fabric.
I don’t have time to wash it before tonight, and it needs to be; while blocking isn’t strictly necessary with the acrylic yarn I used it does need to be reshaped and washing will help that. It has a two-inch seed-stitch border around it which allows it to lay flat.
In this image, you can see the back of the blanket and how the two-stitch carries along the back help it to be extra fluffy. It’s a nice blanket to squish against and I think it will feel really nice against baby’s skin.