Friday, May 6, 2011
Basically, here is how this went together. Three panels of four squares were knit first. Then the three panels were joined by picking up and knitting two panels together. I picked up stitches along both edges then used a double needle bind off to join. After the three panels were joined, the border was added down each side, then across the top and bottom.
The baby shower is this weekend. I cannot wait to see the new mom's face when she opens her new diaper bag and matching blanket!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here is the story: I had a pattern for a scarf. Great pattern. There were 4 stitch combinations: brick, block, moss, and eyelet. I had a wonderfully soft skein of Berroco's Comfort. Perfect. When I finished the scarf, it was about 30 inches long. That is not very long in scarf world. It lay in the drawer for months. The other day I had a light bulb moment: Sew it into a circle for a cowl! I added one twist and it drapes so pretty like in the picture. I am going to make another just like it - only this time on purpose!
A few years back, knitting became a simple craft that became a passion. From scarves to much more complicated patterns, knitting is a way to decompress after a day at work, a way to express my creative side, and a way to give part of myself through knitted gifts. I hope you enjoy this blog!