Monday, July 23, 2007

Easy Baby Blankets

I'm currently working on a pattern booklet containing patterns for easy baby blankets. We've had a lot of requests for this at the shop lately. This is a very simple feather and fan blanket using Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky. I was playing around with a seafoam green skein in an earlier post, but this buttery yellow was just asking to be made into a baby blanket. It was so lovely to knit up (and quick, too!); and will keep a little one nice and warm in the winter. I'll be including about 6 patterns in the booklet. I've completed 2 and am working on the other 4. I'm trying to think of a clever name for the booklet. Right now I have the title "Easy Baby Blankets" on my mock-up. But I'm hoping for something with a little more pizazz. Any ideas?
This is some lovely handspun yarn that my friend, Bob, brought into the shop the other day. He sells his handspun/hand-dyed yarns under the label SpinneMann...and they are just delicious! I've had the privilege to knit with several of his creations; and the result, as well as the process of knitting, is always a joy! We are thrilled to be a source for Bob's yarns, as well as to have Bob as a teacher! This is some lace weight merino wool, dyed in a colorway that is just calling my name. I've never knit with lace weight before...any suggestions on what I should make?

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Everything knits up 'quick' for you Cheri :)
I love the shop bios on the website, especially Riley's. I will check out his MySpace page when I am not on this stupid work computer that blocks me from doing so.