Monday, January 18, 2016

blankets galore

I now have three baby blankets folded and waiting for shower invitations to arrive in my mailbox. These don't have a recipient in mind yet, but I wanted to get a little ahead of the curve on handmade gifts while I had some free time. All three are made from Cascade Sierra yarn, which I also used for the Leafy Baby Blanket last year. I bought several skeins of this yarn on sale when it was discontinued. I love the washable wool/cotton blend for blankets.

cozy birdhouse | blankets galore

First up is the Baby Elephants blanket (Ravelry link), made in the Caramel colorway. The stitch pattern is actually called Hourglass Eyelet from Barbara G. Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns," but she notes that the reverse side looks like little elephant faces. Cute!

cozy birdhouse | baby elephants blanket

Second is the Garter Rib blanket (Ravelry link), made with Sierra Quattro in the Summerdaze colorway. This project traveled to Wales with me last year!

cozy birdhouse | garter rib blanket

Last is the Lace Meadow blanket (Ravelry link), made with Sierra Quattro in the Pink Haze colorway. I just finished this one over the Christmas holiday!

cozy birdhouse | quatrefoil eyelet pattern

Phew... that's a lot of knitting! These 3 blankets contain about 1.3 miles of yarn! Don't worry, I do take time off from knitting to leave the house occasionally. Last weekend, Dan and I saw "Kinky Boots" with tickets we received from his parents for Christmas. I must say, drag queens and Broadway are a perfect match; the show was so colorful and sparkly and fun!

cozy birdhouse | kinky boots!

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