practically done


So close to being done with this blanket!  All I have left to do is the edging.  Everything else is done, pieced together, and ends woven in.  I just can’t decide if I want to do the edging in cream or in one of the colors….I am leaning towards color.  The pattern is Mitered Cross Blanket for Japan by Kay Gardiner (Mason Dixon Knitting).  I LOVE this blanket.  I did it in Noro Silk Garden yarn in a variety of color ways, so soft and squishy and color to die for.  It was portable and easy knitting which was perfect for baseball practice, softball practice, waiting to pick the kids up after school, etc.  My favorite thing about knitting this was the quilt like construction and the way the yarn changes colors.  It was really fun to see what color comes next and how they would work together with the mitered corners.  I love Noro yarns, but you just have to have the right projects…they don’t work for everything, but this pattern is made for this yarn.


For now I am happy snuggling up with my almost finished blanket and admiring the colors while I figure out the border.  You can find my revelry page for this project here.

Lyvi’s Blanket


Finally I have finished sweet Lyvi’s blanket, and she has arrived! Actually it was delivered to her a few weeks ago and her mama says that she is enjoying it immensely. I am really happy with how it turned out and with the yarn I chose.

The yarn is cool wool by Elizabeth Lavoid, details are on my Ravelry page.20120308-211610.jpg

The part I think I ended up being most excited about was the border.  I used Lucy’s pattern from Attic 24 candle trim.  I love the way it turned out.  It is colorful, flowery, whimsical, and warm…everything that reminds me of Lyvi’s mama who has been one of my best friends for over 20 years.  She is an amazing woman and Lyvi is one lucky baby.