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Daisy Stitch Baby Blanket – Finished!

After two and a half months of knitting, I finally finished the Daisy Stitch Baby Blanket. It was truly a labor of love.

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Daisy Stitch Baby Blanket

This lovely little blanket was knit with Grignasco Merino Gold DK in “Cream” and size 6 needles. I started with 177 stitches instead of the smaller amount called for in the pattern because I wanted a bigger blanket.  Mine ended up measuring 25.25 x 29.5 inches.

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Close-up of daisy stitch.

It’s a bit smaller than what I wanted, but I think it’s big enough for a baby. The yarn is super soft and cuddly, which is awesome!

Edited 022My one complaint is that the top and bottom edges flare.  I couldn’t fix it with blocking, so I’ll have to accept it.  I doubt it’ll be noticeable once the blanket is in use, and the baby won’t care about it one bit!

With a little more than 2 months to go until Baby #3 arrives, I’ve stashed the blanket in a Ziploc bag along with all of the other things I’ve made for him. I foresee a major photo shoot once he arrives!

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Daisy Stitch Baby Blanket – First Progress Report

A few days ago, I started a baby blanket for our baby-to-be. I bought the yarn a while ago when I saw it on sale at Jimmy Beans Wool, but it took forever for me to settle on a pattern. I finally choose this daisy stitch blanket that I downloaded during a promotion.

The yarn I’m using is Grignasco Merinogold in a creamy white. It’s a dk weight 100% superwash merino.  (The pattern called for fingering weight.)  I like substantial baby blankets, so in addition to using a thicker yarn, I cast on 40 extra stitches. Unfortunately, my efforts weren’t sufficient. The blanket is only measuring 29 inches across, and I estimate I’ll get about 26 inches in length before I run out of yarn. 😦 I hope it blocks out bigger.

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I’m not happy that the border is rippling, but I have high hopes that the blocking process will fix that. Other than all of the negative things I just mentioned, I do like the stitch pattern. I think it’ll make for a very warm and cushy blanket!  I’ve only managed to knit 4.5 inches so far, so I need to get my rear in gear and knock this out so I can move on to other things before the little guy is born!


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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

This is a project I finished months ago, but I never got around to blogging about it because I felt so crappy.  (Yes, I took on a project during the worst of my morning sickness.  I’m hardcore like that.)  The blanket is for a friend of the family.  It should have taken a month or less to finish, but due to my “condition,” it took me three and a half months.

(I was really hasty when taking pictures since I’m in a rush to deliver the blanket.  I have no idea why I waited until the last minute to photograph it.)

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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I just LOVE the pretty ribbon!

 

I crocheted this blanket with a J hook and 6 skeins of Knit Picks Simply Cotton in “Marshmallow.”  After washing and drying (both by machine), the blanket measured 29″ x 26.5″.  I really like how it turned out, and if crochet didn’t give me carpal tunnel, I’d be tempted to make another.  I especially love the ribbon detail.  I’m a sucker for frills.  🙂


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Houndstooth Baby Blanket – Second Progress Report

Wow!  It’s been a while since I posted about my houndstooth blanket.  I’m pleased to report that I’m very close to finishing.  I’m currently binding off the second ruffle.  🙂

Unfortunately, I misjudged how much yarn I needed to complete the blanket, so I will have to wait for my order from Knit Picks to arrive before I can finish the blanket.  I hope the dyelots aren’t too different.  That would be tragic!

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First ruffle complete!

Above is a picture of the blanket with one completed ruffle.  So pretty!  I will count the blanket as finished once the knitting is complete, but I plan on lining it with fabric at some point.  Maybe I’ll make a matching hat, too!


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Houndstooth Baby Blanket – First Progress Report

As I previously mentioned, I’m taking a little break from my mom’s owl sweater.  I knit a few Etsy items (haven’t photographed them yet), then I decided to start a baby project.

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It’s a houndstooth baby blanket!  I love this pattern.  It’s so pretty, and it’s deceptively simple.  I’m using Knit Picks CotLin in “Harbor” and “Whisker.”  My intention is to save this project for a (hopefully) future baby of mine, but knowing me, I probably won’t finish it until I have grandchildren.  🙂


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Eva’s Baby Blanket – It’s DONE!

Well folks, today I finished the project I was sure would never end.

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I used this pattern to create the blanket.  It’s a really simple single crochet chevron design that looks fabulous in pastel baby colors.

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I used a size K crochet hook and 11 skeins total of Lion Brand Baby’s First yarn – 3 skeins of Pixie Dust (white) and 2 skeins each of Sea Sprite (blue), Bean Stalk (green), Honey Bee (yellow), and Fairy Tale (pink).  The yarn claims to be a bulky weight, but I say it’s more of a heavy worsted.

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The blanket took my lazy self almost a year to complete.  I think a normal person could have it done in a month.

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I didn’t measure it because I lost my tape measure.  Anyone surprised?  Anyone?  If I had it to do again, I’d make it a little wider.  But, it’s fine as it is.  Right now it’s going through the wash while I grit my teeth.  I hope it comes out in one piece!