November 09, 2009

All In A Day's Work

On Friday night after work, I reached into my stash of inherited acrylic yarn, yeah. Thanks Mom. Anyway, I needed a baby blanket and none of the other yarns in my stash was enough to make a blanket with. I didn't have enough of one color and I had an idea about what I wanted to do. Something fast and simple that I could make in a day or two that wouldn't involve a crochet hook.

This is what I came up with:

Made with Bernat Super Value, size US #8 needles and more of a cradle blanket (24"x30"). I can't say I'm not glad to see the yarn go. It's alternate blocks of knit and purl. No pattern. I'm going to add a few embellishments just to spruce it up a bit, but I'm not sure what they'll be yet.

Then I found out that I actually have 2 weeks to produce some baby gifts, so I cast on Saartje's Booties:

Cute little pink hearts were an impulse buy, but so appropriate. I modified the pattern so that the buttons and straps are sewn on instead of making button loops. The baby is 6 weeks old, so I figured there would be some kicking involved and why bother with fussy straps. I used Bebe Lang in green and white. The buttons came from Michael's.

And while I was blocking, I found this scarf that had been hanging around waiting forever to be blocked:

The color is not so good, but it goes from a creamy white, to pink, to beige, to brown. This is the Kauni Multi Color yarn which was left over from a shawl I made my Nana. It's not so soft, but I hear it softens up with wear. Nice. Someone isn't going to have skin on their neck by winter's end!

I made this scarf so long ago that I don't remember what size needle I used, but I do remember that the pattern was free at the Knitting Daily site. You have to be a member to get the pattern, but it's the beginners entrelac scarf. I also have a pattern for an entrelac hat, so I'm going to make a matching hat if there's enough yarn.

After everything is dry and pretty I'll post more pictures. Since I'm on a roll who knows what all I'll make these next few days. Of course, I'll get back to my Seascape scarf this week. I usually work on it at lunchtime at work, and I'm going back to work tomorrow.

Oh the things I get done when I stay at home! I wish I could be home every day, but it's going to be about 3,650 and some odd days before that happens.

Too bad for me!


  1. I absolutely love, love, love those booties. Really. I printed the pattern awhile ago, but I just never get around to knitting on small needles.
    Can I place my order for March? Or even better June so that you can make a nice white pair to go with the new baby's christening gown? Just because it's baby #3 doesn't mean it has to ONLY get hand me downs right? :)

  2. oh, and when you're done with those toys r us blocks, we could use a few extra :) cute idea!

  3. How cute! The little booties are so gosh darn purty!

  4. I heart the heart on the booty! It's soooo cute! I'm looking forward to be able to see the entrelac scarf better. You really ARE on a roll here!