I feel like I need to get a blackboard and write the day, date, month, etc. on it to help me remember what day it is! Yesterday felt like Wednesday – although, I am not sure Wednesday’s “feel” like anything, my brain was convinced it was. Today does not have a Friday vibe, but I am hoping the cocktail hour later today will fix that problem!
Third Time is the Charm?
Remember when I was all “this week’s charts are so much easier?” I am eating my words today…for the third time. I am going to try to “fix” my problem, but I am not holding out much hope of getting that to work. Which will mean I will be ripping back this section for the third time. My first mistake? I did not pay close attention to the chart rows with and without dashes – so I missed a row that was knit on the wrong side. Knitting this in one color, that row of purl bumps was crucial to seeing the detail of the pattern. So, RIPPPPPPP! And yesterday when I was almost done with the chart, I discovered that I dropped a couple of decrease stitches. Which, as you can see, sticks out like a sore thumb. Of course, this is in one of the “stitch clusters” or in my case… a stitch clusterfuck. One (good??) thing though…this has helped me with is my ability to rip out and pick up stitches like a professional! Sigh.
Two babies, means double the baby knitting!! I would really like to knit a couple of blankets (think Yarn Harlot baby blanket inspiration) and have begun looking for patterns, but have not found anything on Ravelry that is saying “knit me!” Perhaps all I need is a lace dictionary, yarn, and needles! If you have baby blanket suggestions, I welcome them!
These days I am more grateful that ever for the balm that poetry brings. It settles my mind and soothes my soul. This morning’s Writer’s Almanac was exceptional, and I hope you find beauty in Longfellow’s words, too!
Those flowers from last week truly are the gift that has kept on giving. I only pulled the gerbera daisy from the bunch, and now the lilies are opening! That makes me so happy! I hope your weekend is full of things that bring happiness to you!
See you all back here next week!
Pine Forest Baby Blanket on Ravelry. Worsted weight and cute! I made one and it didn’t take too long to do. And I knit S-L-O-W (actually, really I have no time, and it was still quick). Do they know yet if they are girls or boys or don’t want to know? I am SO excited for you!!!
If you want a baby blanket that doesn’t take a lot of focus (my ideal knitting right now!) I have one in my projects here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayT/bright-baby-blanket
I kind of made up this pattern from some other patterns, and the long color changes in this yarn made it pop, but I think it would still be ok in a single color and you could probably throw in a lacy pattern or some eyelets if you wanted to be fancy.
You are a tricky one, Kat, testing your readers to see if they would recognize the correct date. I also need that blackboard but know that it is not February. 🙂 I’ve only knit a couple of baby blankets and they are more the serviceable kind than the heirloom Yarn Harlot type, but I like Sunny Baby Blanket https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunny-baby-blanket and Feather and Fan Lace Baby Blanket https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feather–fan-lace-baby-blanket
Thank you for sharing that wonderful poem. Just repeating “And the tide rises, the tide falls” brings a sense of calm.
Gah! LOL Thank you! Date has been corrected! 🙂
I’m always a fan of the Sunny Baby Blanket. Doesn’t require any concentration and has always been well received! Have a nice weekend Kat! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunny-baby-blanket
That is a pretty and soothing poem. And TJ’s blooms are ALWAYS long lasting!! Have a great weekend Kat…hope your ripping goes ok.
I did smile when I read your beginning about not knowing the date, day, etc. because your title has the wrong date! It is April 24 so 4.24.20, right? It is confusing to know because the days (and months!) do blend together. The flowers really do brighten things up! I would never attempt to knit the lovely things you can knit. It looks so complicated! TGIF! Stay Safe!
Oh boy, lol! Date corrected! Thank you!
Amy from Stranded Dyeworks/Stranded podcast is knitting a squishy baby blanket right now holding a strand of undyed fingering with a strand of colorful minis that she tied together. She’s just knitting garter stitch, so the knitting is simple, but the marling is a lot of fun. Might be an idea to hold something really colorful together with a solid or undyed?
Those flowers are magical!
My favorite, go-to baby blanket is Pine Forest Baby Blanket. The stitch pattern is easily memorized. I think I have made it 10 times. and I always use Berroco Vintage DK. IT is a great year, wide array of colors and is machine washable.
Oh, those flowers are just gorgeous! Here’s hoping for good luck with the shawl knitting!
I knit the Points of Light baby blanket and thought it came out nicely: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/points-of-light-baby-blanket
I haven’t knit baby blankets so I don’t have any advice. Sorry about the mistake and the ripping. That is knitting for you – some days it’s two steps forward and one back. Hopefully you are on the forward part again. I think the days just roll one into another. We both thought Friday was still Thursday. Egad.
I haven’t knit any baby blankets either – sorry!
I hope this week’s knitting goes more smoothly for you!
I used to do a feather and fan stitch blanket or a basic block blanket all self designed with whatever was in stock. My husband doesn’t work (at home) on the weekends and talks more to me so that is how I know it is Saturday and Sunday.
I’ve knit a few blankets for the little boys. hands down my favorite is this one https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mere/mosaic-blanket. it was fun to knit and it’s worn great! (seriously – LOTS of washings and it’s still just as nice as when I finished it) and I’ve suggested this one https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mere/tonal-blanket-2 to a few friends – with multiple colors or just two… basically – they’re great patterns and the KnitPicks yarn is amazing. The boys still use all their blankets, but these two are the only ones I’d think about knitting again! p.s. LOVE your TGIF – I plan to get back into that routine next month!