Thursday, May 21, 2015

Progress on the baby blanket

I've been working away on the edging of the baby blanket.  It seems a little strange to me that the baby blanket never got its own nickname. Almost every other project around here seems to get one. However, this particular project has always just been 'the baby blanket' in my mind. And that's the kind of weird thought that flits through a knitter's head as she's staring down a seemingly endless job like this edging. If I were Kate, I'd have told you exactly how many rows that edging was, and how many stitches that represented. However, Grandma Coco hasn't the heart for that. The number would be crushing. At any rate, without further ado, here's what the baby blanket looked like this morning as I dumped it unceremoniously out on the table for blocking.



Blocking is magic, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it all blocked once I release it from its wires and pins. I rolled it up in a dampened towel before I put the wires in, and stretched it out. Then, I spritzed it with a little more water. I'll let it air dry.

See that little bit of yarn in the lower left corner? That's all I had left of the 2nd skein of Cascade 220 Superwash.




And then, there are the waste yarn bit to remove and about a million little ends to darn in. Surprisingly, I quite like that part of the process, but it may take me a while to get that accomplished.

3 comments:

  1. This is a treasure, lovely beyond words!! Finishing off, that is what takes lots of time.

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  2. Numbers are my thing, I just can't help it.
    The blanket looks great, but I hope the little animals don't have to stand on their heads for too long. ;-)

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  3. It's so, so lovely Cheryl. Take a bow.

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