Friday, July 21, 2017

New Great Grand-daughter arriving in August!

I am working on several little items for this new little person that will be entering our lives very soon.

Out came my trusty knitting needles and of course my most favorite machine, my LK 150 plastic bed and some Bernat Baby yarn.  Worked from a pattern on the internet for the sweater which can be found at:

First, I hand knit a little sweater for her

Then I decided to do a blanket which turned out to be a very good project to work with a graph and reversing stitches.  Even more surprising this little blanket looks great either side so that was just a bonus and a very delightful discovery when I was blocking it.

I folded one third of the blanket to show the public and private sides of the blanket - either one works for me

I just completed a circular blanket that maybe our little bundle could come home in ~ wouldn't that be delightful.

Both blankets were made on my LK 150 using Bernat Baby Sport #3 at tension 5 which turned out quite nice.  I think the round one needs a little more steam as it is not laying as flat as I would like it.  Will get that done before I gift it to my Grand-daughter when the new little one arrives.  


  1. Awesome! The round lace blanket is so spectacular, and not all hat much harder than a plain round one. My youngest still "uses" hers, even though she's 11. It's falling apart, held together with yarn loops and even a safety pin. I made her a new one about six years ago but she rejected it--even though it was the same yarn! When it was new, it didn't lay perfectly flat either. I think a looser tension helps, so the stitches have more room to spread during blocking, but then you also risk looser eyelets and the yarn getting pulled and misshaped.

    1. Great to hear from you Tracy - I might just up the tension on the next circular blanket and see how that works. I have an order for another one so I'll let you know how that works out.