Thursday, June 9, 2016

Another Baby - Another Blanket

Another baby. Another blanket. This knitting project traveled around with me to several different places this spring. This is the fifth blanket I've made using this Pinwheel Blanket pattern.

It isn't the typical rectangular blanket. And it isn't really round. It is knit in ten sections. It still falls in the general category of "circular" though. It makes a nice blanket for car seats and strollers. I don't make these too big, but the way the pattern is written, you could just keep going as long as you want and make the blanket as big as you want to.

By now, this blanket pattern makes good travel knitting. The first time I made one, it took much more thinking and I made so many mistakes that needed correction. Knitting is like most other activities—it gets easier the more you do it. Now, I can manage to knit this pattern while singing "Old McDonald" and watching my own little cutie play.

Pattern: Pinwheel Baby Blanket by Genia Planck
Yarn:  Berrocco Comfort, Lagoon colorway
Needles:  size 8

The yarn I used can be machine washed and dried. I know people use many yarns for baby blankets, but personally, I'm not using anything that cannot go into the washing machine and dryer. Babies are messy little people. And new mommies are tired people.

I was happy to get a text message the day after the blanket arrived at its new home. Looking forward to meeting this newest family member, my great-niece.


goodnightgram said...

I do like this pattern very much. It's on my list of summer projects. I like the bright color of this one, too!

Barb said...

Beautiful handiwork and lovely sleeping baby. I'm in awe of your knitting projects. Getting a handmade gift is the very best!

Mimi said...

I love this pattern. The "beginning" of this pattern, not so much. But it's worth getting through that first bit to do the rest. And not everyone has as much trouble with the start as i have. And yes, don't you love that babies get more color than pink, blue and yellow now?

Mimi said...

Thanks, Barb. We still are using handmade blankets that were crocheted for our babies. Baby Girl sleeps when them now when she's here. I appreciate the skill and time involved in making those blankets more now than I did when I received them.

Carol Z said...

Beautiful blanket, especially wrapped around the little cuties.

Mimi said...

Thank you, Carol. I can't wait to meet her!