Wednesday, October 5, 2011

At Last!

What can I say? Sometimes the project I'm working on is the most tedious, irritating knit ever. A couple of weeks before we moved a friend asked if I would knit a baby blanket for her to give to her friend that is pregnant. Since it seems (in hindsight) that I am crazy, I said sure. After all, she was offering to pay me and we could really use the money.
Between packing, moving, unpacking, adjusting to a new home, etc. I worked on this darn thing. It seemed like while it grew, it never actually got bigger. So many times my measuring tape was brought out and each time the blanket was never anywhere near the length it needed to be. I ran out of yarn and had to drive 20 minutes into the nearby big town to search 3 stores to find matching yarn. And to think that I picked this pattern because I thought it would be a quick and easy knit to do while we moved. I finally finished the project just shy of two months after I started it. I'm kinda embarrassed about how long it took me. Thankfully, my friend still wanted it and it was mailed to her today. The above picture is of the blanket. Yes, it is wrapped in Saran Wrap. Since I was mailing it to her I wanted it to be protected. I usually put my knitted items in zip-lock bags if they are being mailed. The blanket wouldn't fit in one, hence the Saran Wrap. Of course, I realized afterward that I never took a picture. way am I unwrapping it.

This morning I decided I needed to send a matching baby hat with the blanket. I hurriedly knit up a hat which turned out to be rather cute.

The blanket pattern is Simply Ridges by John Feddersen, Jr. and the yarn is Bernat Baby Coordinates in Soft Mauve.


Sassafrass said...

For all your hard work, it looks like that baby blanket is beautiful! Seriously, I love it. It does look like a boring knit, though.

But either Momma or the baby will keep that handmade knit forever!

Nicole said...

Thank you! I am happy to have it done and I received a sweet email from my friend when the blanket got there. She wanted to keep it for herself! I do hope that the momma will like it too.