Thursday, March 13, 2008

Baby Blue

Here is my latest knitting project. I am knitting the Heart Baby Blanket that I found on Ravelry, but the pattern is free on the internet at Knitting on the Net.

Does the yarn look familiar? It should. It's the same Classic Elite Provence yarn that I used for the Provence Throw that I finished in December. I think I had about 8 skeins still sitting in my stash. So when I found out on Saturday that a daughter of a friend of mine recently had a baby boy (first grandson of the family), I thought knitting a baby blanket in this yarn was going to be perfect (plus I am stash busting).

This was my knitting project on Sunday. By the end of day, I had completed 13" on the blanket. I have been working on it all week and right now I have completed five rows of hearts.

I'm not sure how long I am going to make it. The pattern says knit until desired length. I think I'll shoot for 40", but we'll see what happens. I am almost at the end of my third skein of yarn and it's not long enough yet for my liking. I am getting roughly two rows of hearts, including the 8 rows of garter stitch in between, per skein. I'll see where it stands at the end of the fourth skein.


  1. sew a bag, whip out a blanket- did you prepare a 5 course meal for 100 guests too? You have been crazy productive!

  2. Blanket is lovely & I know it'll be sooo soft next to babies skin.

  3. Nice baby blanket...when I first saw the picture I thought you had already completed the blanket. Wow u are a superfast knitting and and sewing machine these days...huh

  4. How do you knit so freakin fast? And then there is the bag! Some of my non-blogger friends were talking about your blog and how you were whipping out the projects, and you run, and you're beautiful. They were amazed with a tinge of envy. That is one lucky baby to be getting that lovely blankie.

  5. Wow, that is going to be a great baby blanket. Go, stash busting!