Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yarn Along

{Yarning Along with Ginny again this week}

Now that we're really moved in and baby is getting closer and closer to showing up I've been casting on a ton. I ordered a bunch of yarn for her just before the stash busting challenge was announced, but because of packing and all that much of it has been boxed up. I'm trying to get a move on a few projects I've really wanted to make for her.

This is where I've been hanging out in any spare time- at the kitchen table with the current knit, and laptop up while I work on finalizing school plans that my husband can manage while I'm resting up post-baby and generally getting things ready for these last few weeks before she comes and the several weeks after. Plans make me feel like I can actually relax so it's worth making up a few copies of our usual grocery list, setting up meal plans for the weeks after she's born, and having a list of "stuff" for the boys to do if they need to be busy for a little bit.

The knit is the very beginning of the Hemlock Ring Blanket, knit out of (what else) Berocco Vintage. I've long loved this baby blanket and was determined to make it for my next child. I've actually never knit a baby blanket (or any kind of blanket for that matter) so I might be getting myself in trouble. But being my usual "what's the worse that can happen with yarn and needles" self I jumped in last night and we'll see how this goes. So far it doesn't seem any harder than any lace I've knit before, and with worsted weight yarn it's easy to catch anything that drops.

Any blanket knitting advice for me? I'm ready to get in some serious rows before she comes and I'm dedicating a couple of hours each night to this blanket.


  1. Lovely squishy yarn you are using for the blanket! I think it's going to be perfect when you are finished with it!!

  2. Love the yarn! Hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and try to get some rest too : )

  3. Looks great! I am using that same yarn for a project right now and I LOVE it!

  4. It's getting close for her arrival isn't it?!
    I think a baby blanket is a great knit and I don't think you should have any trouble, just relax and have fun!

  5. I can't wait to see the finished blanket and your little one snuggled up in it :) It looks lovely!

  6. Well it looks lovely :) I am sure you will have it finished in no time!

  7. I know what you mean about the planning. You won't regret having done it! I've done a few baby blankets. They do take time, but chipping away a few inches a day seemed to be the trick for me. Constant progress kept me motivated. I love a cream-colored baby blanket. And Vintage is such a great yarn - and a good value! Best of luck with your delivery. Hope it is peaceful and joyous.


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