Thursday, October 30, 2008
My first baby blanket
I hated this most of the time I was knitting it. First, I couldn't get a good rhythm down. (HEB tells me that my pattern was not conducive to a good rhythm). Second, I decided to change the pattern and make the border a different color. That would have been fine, but I had only one skein of the border yarn, and did not want to chop it in half, in case I screwed up. So I was basically pulling from both ends of the ball for the two sides of the border and trying to keep everything knot free. I would not try this method again.
I also made lots of mistakes, but couldn't be bothered to take them out. Hey, it's not like the baby is going to notice. I made the good choice of making my first blanket for a friend who knits, and as they say in Stitch 'n Bitch, knitting friends appreciate the work of a knitting gift.
In the end, I adored this blanket, because I thought it the pattern was nice, the yarn was nice, and thought it was way cool I finished such a large project. Not sure I would attempt it again, however! Or at least, I would give myself more time so that I wasn't knitting eight hours an evening leading up to the baby shower.