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busy, busy

25 Apr

Things have been a little hectic around my place so I haven’t been able to post to the blog again. I will put forth an effort to post at least a couple days a week. I have managed in my absence to get some photos of the two main things I am working on at the moment. The first is a really cute baby blanket. The pattern makes a nice bumpy, solid and squishy material. The yarn I used was Bernat Softee Baby. The main color is Sweet and Sunny. The border color is Soft Peach. I love the way it is turning out and the baby it is going to will hopefully love it as much as I do 😉

Here is a close up of the pattern. It’s a single crochet  and half double crochet in the same stitch and is a soothing pattern to work. I will write it up soon and post it. I haven’t decided whether to sell the pattern or give it for free. I am leaning towards free 😉 I am still deciding on a border for the blanket. I want something feminine so I will probably play around with it till I have what I am happy with. I am thinking something frilly or ruffled.

My other project I want to share is a pair of worsted weight wool socks I am knitting for my husband for Christmas. He hates having cold feet in the winter (I know, who doesn’t) so I am making these hoping they will keep him toasty warm.  

I am using two different yarns for the sock. I had a random ball of black wool in my stash that has shades of gray mixed in. That I am using for the leg of the sock and a matching gray cascade 220 yarn for the foot of the sock. I’m still a little rusty with the picking up stitches at the heel but I am working it out. The pattern is from crochetandknitting.com. Its called Sue’s Knitted Socks for Men. http://www.crochetandknitting.com/

Well I hope you all have a good day and I will be getting a free pattern around to post shortly. 🙂