Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blanket him with love....

This picture was taken just before packing this blanket up for its journey to Ohio. I made this for my friend's son's first birthday. Clearly they are fans of The OSU.



I put the camera there to give an idea about the finished size...I think it was about 3.5 feet square.



This was taken hanging over the edge of a twin size bed. Although the pattern is for a baby blanket, I usually make the blanket bigger- more of a toddler-size blanket.

Here's a pic of the little fellow I made to go in the pocket. I just couldn't bring myself to create a Brutus Buckeye. A little lamb will have to do.



Z gives him a christening kiss (even though it looks like she's trying to eat him) for the journey.





















I just really love this pattern- this is my third version. The pattern is the Bear Necessities Blanket from Vogue Baby Blankets. Instead of changing colors every row- I make the rows thicker- weaving in all the ends IS a bear! This time I made the pocket bigger. I used Encore Worsted- three skeins of gray, 2 of the scarlet and one white. This is an easy care yarn that seems to hold up well. I also make the seed stitch edging thicker.

The little lambi came from Tiny Yarn Animals.

Also, in knitting news, I have started teaching a class at the community center. We meet on Tuesday evenings. I wonder how they are doing? If you are reading this...leave a comment and let me know!

3 comments:

Shauna said...

Too cute! Both Lambi, blanket, and Z eating Lambi! They will love their new blankie!! (as I heart mine!)

MS. C said...

Love your site. This is Ms. C from your class, my Christmas bag is coming along nicely, I have one side done and have started the other side. Thanks for all your patience and sharing your expertise with us. You are so much fun.

nanny said...

Wow!
As always I am impressed with your talent. The blanket looks fabulous. It is a true labor of love. Lucky the baby receiver. Nice to see it complete. I also think the lamb is better than BB.