Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby blankets!

When I first found out that my best friend was having her first baby, my first thought was how excited I was for her and her husband and then I realized I will now have someone to make tons of stuff for! I anxiously waited to find out the gender and of course found tons of things to make for a girl and some things for a boy. Then a couple of weeks ago they found out they are having a girl. The minute I found out I bought a bunch of yarn and planned out three blankets for her!

Here is a small picture to showcase the stitch that I am using for the first blanket I started. when its finished I will put up a picture of the whole blanket;

This one is crocheted. I also bought yarn to crochet the Neopolitan Ripple baby blanket and some for the Simply Stripes Baby Blanket, which is knit. 

I am also currently working on this crocheted chevron blanket. I am using Knit Picks Brava worsted yarn and even though it is 100% acrylic, it is quite soft! This one will be a good lap blanket!

I have been wanting to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves for a long time, so I am making these Cupcake Mittlets. Now these have been troublesome for me. I bought a bunch of yarn that just was too thin and was probably sport weight rather than DK(the labels didn't have the weight listed) and they were just coming out too small. I also kept messing up and forgetting steps and I am still very new to knitting so I have no idea how to fix most of my mistakes, which means I have restarted these many many times! I am almost finished with the first glove!

I think it looks alright for my first ever knit fingerless gloves!

When I finish a couple of these projects I am going to try out the Running in Circles hat or the Hermione Hearts Ron hat to use up the sport weight yarn that I bought!