Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Yarn Along....Blankets, Blankets!!!







With the Purl Dreams blanket behind me and waiting to be gifted, I am moving on to baby blanket #2.  There are 2 more after this one.  I should be relishing in the joy of all the little ones, but I wanted to knit sweaters for the grandchildren and blankets take a lot of time.  Knowing that I am ahead of time in completing these though, maybe I will be able to get them all done?

Feather and Fan was the first lace stitch I learned when I began to knit and it continues to be my "go to " stitch.  When I found Baby Drops on Ravelry, I knew that was the next blanket.  Not entirely Feather and Fan, it has enough to add to the sampler effect of the blanket.  I am using my favorite Knit Picks Comfy Sport that I almost exclusively use on my baby blankets.  History has proven that this yarn washes and dries beautifully and can be drug everywhere a little one goes!

My youngest daughter took a trip to NYC this past week.  She asked me if there was anything I would like her to bring back?  "Well, sweetheart. Give me just a moment to show you this yarn shop."  (Eye roll from daughter)  But today we met for lunch and I was surprised that she had chosen something so beautiful and yet different from what is in my stash.  This is 100% merino, but in what is called a "line" weight.  A single ply that seems to be between lace and fingering.  Just gorgeous.  I think I raised her well :)))))

Don't you love the Blossom Street novels?  This is the newest that I found on the shelves at the grocery.  Light reading...which is just what I need right now.

I also have added a couple of new fabrics today over at Drawstrings!  Pop on over and take a look!

What is on your needles?  Linking up with Ginny!

17 comments:

  1. that yarn is yummy yummy!!! Thanks for the baby blanket yarn suggestion....I just found out I have a pregnant niece....she needs a good blankie!!!

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    1. The pima cotton makes knitting with it so easy!

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  2. feather and fan is my go to knit stitch for a blanket and it reminds me of my mother :) Lovely knitting!! I enjoy seeing your creations :)

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  3. very nice!!! I have not been to that store but maybe someday! :) you are doing so well with the blankets and your bags are wonderful!!! keep it up!!! :)

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  4. The colour of that yarn is dreamy, perfect for a baby blanket!

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  5. I never seem to be able to keep my stitches straight to do a feather and fan. It feels like it should be simple, but I always muck up somewhere. Ah well....yours is lovely!

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    1. Just make sure you put markers between the repeats. It saves me every time!

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  6. Thanks so much for the pattern link & the wonderful yarn recommendation! I love the Drawstring bag in your pictures! :) Your daughter did a fabulous job picking out the merino...looks gorgeous!

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  7. Very nice! I need to train my daughters better! LOL

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    1. I tried to respond to the review you have of the bags but it wouldn't post. Thank you so much for the remarks !!!!

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  8. Oh my that yarn is gorgeous.
    I love the fabric in your bag, is it Liberty?
    Have a beautiful week.

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    1. It is not a true Liberty. I found it at the Mad Tosh store. It is pretty isn't it?:)

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