Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Pink baby blanket....
Do not adjust your computer. The wool really is this pink....even pinker in fact. The stripy ball came in a bargain joblot. It is a random mixture of white, pale pink and shocking pink. I loved it to start with. But the dark pink is even brighter than the photo shows. It is quite loud. I mulled over what to make and eventually decided on a baby blanket. I already had a cone of light pink wool and I am knitting with both yarns together. This is working out nicely. It is a great way to use up the 2 ply coned yarn and the light pink is successfully toning down the shocking pink and adding a light pink tone to the bright white.
This blanket is a simple diagonal garter stitch pattern. I'm pleased with the way the random stripes are slightly irregular in shape. The stripes will become narrower as the blanket grows and so the shocking pink should eventually lose some of its retina peeling effect.