Monday, November 09, 2009

Grandma's Blanket

Yay! I have one more project off the needles! I knit this beautiful blanket for my grandmother for Christmas. I think it will be my only Christmas knitting this year, since it is baby knitting all the time around here.

I actually started this blanket this last summer before I even knew I was pregnant. The only trouble is it isn't very photogenic while in progress. I had a hard time explaining what it was to people in person, so I figured I wouldn't have any luck here on the blog. Most people thought it was a bag, since the border is knit in the round. That was the only downside to an otherwise fun and easy project to knit!

Also, it is simply gorgeous once it is blocked. The pattern is Brooklyntweed's Tweed Baby Blanket. I modified the pattern by knitting it out of Cascade 220 Superwash, which is worsted weight yarn. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn on size 8s. So to compensate I knit it on 10 1/2s to keep that loose lacy look. This makes the blanket a bit bigger than the original baby blanket, so perfect for an adult size.

It's the perfect size for my grandmother! I knit it for her because her retirement home has a small bus that takes residents and those in the nearby area to their doctors appointments. Often the bus can be a bit drafty as it loads on and lets out passengers. I thought this lap blanket would be just perfect to keep her warm during her journey.

I might have a couple more warm and wooly things on the needles as the weather gets chillier! I'll share what I now have on the needles next time, if I don't have any other exciting news!


Lorajean Kelley said...

Like what flavor you're having?! When do you find out?

Penny said...

So nice! What a great gift and beautiful colour choices.