I haven’t written in my blog since JUNE 2016??? Wow, that is embarrassing. Not only is that embarrassing, but where in the world did the last year go? At least winter 2017 is over.
Knitting…I have been doing my best to keep up with my knitting of baby blankets even though my latest hobby seems to be bouncing from doctor appointments to other doctor appointments. It gets a bit old. But, I have been knitting; two are chunky weights (yarn weight “Bulky” or #5 weight), and one worsted weight.
As always, the patterns can be found at:
This is affectionately called “Dapper Diamonds”; knit with a machine washable friendly wool/acrylic yarn blend, this simple yet bold design is a delight to look at and a breeze to knit because of it’s bulky yarn.
Perfect for the rustic country decor
Rust Orange baby blanket
mostly knit and purl stitch with an occasional twisted stitch
Beautiful twisted stitch really sets off the lines
This flashy cabled lattice baby blanket is a deceptively easy repeating cable that creates an heirloom piece that can be cherished for a lifetime. Knitted loosely with a cozy washing machine friendly acrylic, “Lovely Lattice” is a masterpiece to create for most any skill level of knitter.
Our final baby blanket is a simple knit/purl only baby blanket that is an incredible project for the beginner that is ready to make the next step in knitted. Knitted with 100% acrylic Red Heart yarn, this pattern is a delight to the eyes! The traveling lines and the flashy pinwheels are impressive to everyone who looks at it, even the experienced knitter would be delighted to create this charming piece.
Again, these knitted baby blanket patterns, and many others, can be found at:
Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions. Thanks!!!
It seems like everything that could have happened lately, has. I’ve been working on getting more worsted weight patterns made but life sort of has gotten in the way; a few weeks ago was my precious husband’s birthday, the next day we had to put our beloved 13 year old German Sheppard, Minnie, to sleep because her poor body was just giving out on her. Then barely after going through the anguish of losing her, and seeing how much our Jack Russell, Dexter, missed her too…I had to get spinal surgery. Needless to say, it’s been a tough months so far.
In between the gaps of activity, I was able to get a few patterns done: Worsted Weight Diamonds and Worsted Weight Quilted Stars; both were originally chunky yarn patterns but I converted them to worsted weight yarn. Chunky yarn blankets are lovely in the winter, because they’re soft and heavy, but way too warm for summer (however, they make lovely floor blankets!).
I’ve also have developed a new obsession…Portuguese pin knitting! I love working with worsted weight yarn but lets face it, knitting a blanket with smaller yarn seems to take forever!! But, once I got the hang of pin knitting, I was easily doing 100 stitches a minute, almost twice as fast as standard knitting. I loved it so much, not only did I make a few knitting pins for myself, I made some to sell in my Etsy shop!
If you’d like to see the new knitting patterns, and the older ones that I’ve had posted for a while, please see them at: