As soon as we heard about becoming grandparents again – I had to start making baby items. Although I don’t like knitting blankets, it’s different when it’s my own grandchild. We found out the same day they did – they told us immediately. So of course not knowing the sex of the baby it just had to be bright and colorful
I have subscribed or bought many knitting magazines over the years. Not being a hoarder, every so often I will go through and tear out the patterns I like and throw the rest away. This is one of those tear outs, it didn’t have the instructions, I must have neglected to tear those out. lucky for me, everything can be found on Ravelry these days. Princess Square Blanket. No instructions there either, but this is a modular square, a quick search on you-tube and I was reminded how to make these. Seeing other people’s finished projects on Ravelry gave me the confidence to just go ahead and make this.Knitters know that Knit Picks is a great source of inexpensive yarn. Sometimes you get what you pay for. In this case, I want acrylic – a blanket that can be thrown in the washer/dryer and will be fine. So Knit Picks Brava it is. Also, they have a big selection of colors.I could have chosen different colors, but I figured these would work well for either a boy or a girl. The original pattern called for picking up all the stitches and making a 1″ border in garter stitch. That is way too much work. Back to You Tube for reminders on making the I cord edging. The original blanket was 8×8 squares, as you can see, I made a rectangle. Not sure why I made the rows 9 blocks long, but I did. and after a while, I was getting tired of the repetitive knitting. Have I mentioned I don’t like knitting blankets?Time to get creative with photography, it sure makes the blanket prettier.Vera Bear is mine, I made her for me, she lives at my house. Grandson will get a different bear, but she sure does look cute on the blanket.
Of course I have many other baby projects to get to now.