Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Say Good-night, Blankie

Mugsy is not pleased with these late-night Netflix and knitting sessions. He digs the Netflix part; he sleeps throughout, unless he hears me sniff (how is it that no one warned me Million Dollar Baby was a tragedy?) or cheer (North Country), but this up 'til midnight finishing off a blankie is for the birds, he says.


There she is. Baby Cables for Baby Grace. LOVE the pattern, HATE the yarn. I've never met a stretchier acrylic. (Lions Brand Pound of Love, if you missed it, earlier in the blog. The pattern's also from the Debbie Macomber pattern book.) Maybe the visit to present the blankie to the young lady will afford you a better photo, but tired as I am, I couldn't wait to show off the first baby blankie I can say I'd knit again - in a different yarn. Changes? The blanket is supposed to be something like 34" x 42". Mine is truly not measurable, because of how easily the yarn stretches, but I think I stopped a couple repeats shorter, because Grace is just a newborn. I don't think the Knight or his duty crew would be amused if I paged them and asked them to swing by the house on their way home from the little house fire in town, especially since they'd have to drive five miles past the station to get here. No, there will just be no final measurements on blankie, okay?


Here. Have a close up of the pattern. I adore it. I just hope Grace's little fingers and toes don't... Never mind. The way this stuff stretches, she'll be able to slip right back out, and with a good tug by mom, the stitches will ease back into position. Insane.


Now, I really must let Mugsy in before he destroys the front door. Fred is just chillin' on the front porch, hoping against all hope that his Dadaw (aka: the Knitter's Knight) will come home. When he was younger, he'd actually growl at me if I made him come in before he abandoned hope. Silly dog.


Good night Grace. Can't wait to meet you.

9 comments:

Holly said...

Grace, doesn't need any help, she is sweet in the picture, but that blankie is precious. You did a great job.

Cass said...

Oh Chan it's gorgeous!!! She'll sneak it off to college with her in 18 years, tucked under her pillow for comfort.

Virtuous said...

Love the blanket! It is really beautiful!!
And YEAH!! I wish someone would have told me about Million Dollar Baby too! I bawled at that movie! And the title tricked me too!! :op

Sue J. said...

Gorgeous blankie! Wow! I would knit that pattern again in a heartbeat. I know Gracie will love it. Nice job, Chan.

Bubblesknits said...

Very pretty! Perfect to bring a baby girl home in. :-)

Surviving said...

Looks good. You finished it a lot faster then I could have.

Anne said...

It is indeed beautiful - I adore that pattern also, and it looks tremendous! You did such a great job with tough yarn! YAY!

vegasangelbrat said...

Great job Chan!!! Blankie came out beautiful!! That is one Grace will hopefully hang onto long into her own years!

Devonshire said...

How gorgeous is that blanket!!!!! What a beautiful job and pattern. LOVELY!!!