Saturday, June 25, 2005

Baby Blanket...Check

Blanket Complete
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
Finally I have a finished object to share! And this will probably be it for a while too, given the teeny tiny stitches in Kyoto and the hand-aching stitches of my recycled bathroom rug. So, enjoy it ;-)

As a recap this pattern is from the So Sweet Baby Afghans book from Leisure Arts Little Books (a.k.a. the small pattern books hanging next to the yarn at Michaels) and I used a selection of Bernat Softee Baby acrylic yarn. I posted specifics in my yarn review section to the left. All-in-all this was a great, quick project considering its over all size.

My critiques: This particular pattern is very loose and stretchy so there is a bit of give and sag when you hold up the blanket due to its weight. Perhapse a heavier weight yarn or smaller needles would bulk it up and keep it a bit sturdier. There is definitly plenty of slack to play with.

Now I just need to wash it and wait for the baby to come at the end of August. We decided to send it out after he arrives as a welcome to the world present vs. a "shower" type gift. I also plan to add a little card or fake tag with washing and care instructions. I just really want them to use the blanket not just put it on a shelf - really the reason for picking an acrylic yarn in the first place.


Nasus said...

Congratulations! It looks great! Always inspiring the rest of us :)

Nonnahs said...

Yay! Looks great!! :)