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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!!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Two preemie blankets...




Here are two tiny blankets that I knitted with wool donated to me. Thanks, Betty. I was in the mood for simple corner-to-corner blankets. 

The one on the right is James C. Brett Baby Marble. It isn't a colour that I would ever have chosen because it contains yellow (eugh!). I initially started a complicated, fancy pattern; but it did the wool no favours. So I ripped it out and settled on simple garter stitch. I think it has turned out reasonably well.

The blanket on the left is one that I started last summer which is the last time we had real daylight for more than about 2 hours per day. I left it for a few months and picked it up again a few weeks ago. I alternated rows of blue and white and then edged it with rows of double crochet also in blue and white. I'm really pleased at the end result and would even consider knitting another larger one for any family members who decide to have babies. Come on, Eileen. (No one in my family is called Eileen, but they know who they are!)

These small blankets will eventually go off to PreemiesUK.


8 comments:

Mereknits said...

Beatuiful blankets Una, you are so lovely to make them.

Joanne Noragon said...

Both are beautiful. Well done, as always.

linda said...

Lovely blankets Una, I think the James Bret marble one is very pretty. I hope that your family members oblige haha it's been a long time coming for me and it feels lovely to be able to actually make something for a grandchild at last. :) x

Helen said...

They're really lovely - I bet they will be really cherished

Becki said...

Both blankets are beautiful. I love the yellow in that colorway. The someones who receive these blankets will love them.

Julie said...

A nice snuggly blanket to keep a little person cosy

M.K. said...

They're both pretty, but the blue one with the crochet border is very nice. We on this side of the Pond understand you weather! What a long, cold, wet winter it's been! We're so ready for warmth and sun. Lovely knitting!

Jo said...

Evening Una, glad to see you still knitting from your heart. Jo x