Saturday, 6 September 2008

And so it begins

My good friend Estelle just had her baby (a little girl) so I got to send off the first of probably ten baby blankets I'll be knitting over the next few months. My friends appear to be undergoing something of a baby boom, and whilst it's making me hugely broody, I'm having to subsume any thoughts of having my own baby into making blankets for everyone else.

It was based on the Lace Leaf Wrap by Janine Le Cras. One day I'll know how to hide those links. I can do it in Word. Why isn't it the same? I knitted it in Rowan Soft Baby, which is, for some reason, discontinued. I've been trawling the web for yarn shops that have remaining stock as it's so lovely to knit with.

It was one of the hardest things I've ever made! Three different charts, all with repeats at different intervals, and in way smaller yarn than I usually use.

Definitely, definitely worth the grief though.


Janine said...

Beautiful! Well done - it looks great as a blanket :-)

Knit Nurse said...

Wow, those leaf patterns are beautiful! You were right - well worth the effort!