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May 22, 2013

WIP | Maybe, Baby

It's a lovely day in the neighborhood. The sun is shining, my roses are blooming and a soft breeze is wafting through the windows.

As you know, I have for some time now been diligently knitting down the stash. My best calculations show I have more than a year's worth of yarn, when measured in Yarn Time, which means there's plenty of yarn at hand.

This is partly due to the fact that up until recently, I defined myself as a sweater knitter, so yarn tended to wander in the door in sweater quantities. Then I discovered the sweet seduction of small things. Dish cloths. Spa cloths. Mitts.

I also discovered the appeal of afghans. Early this year, I finished the Color Check afghan (aka Swafghan), which has seen near-daily use. Even though the weather's turned warmer, the mornings and evenings are cool, so if you stopped by at that time of day, you'd find me swathed in the Swafghan.

Which brings us to one of my current WIPs. It's a very simple baby blanket, knit completely from stash, and it's working up fast, comparatively speaking. I'm using a strip construction strategy and the delightfully simple cable rib stitch. Again. The stitch is reversible, subtle and gender neutral, so it seemed like a good choice.


Breidan Reversible Afghan 
Stitch: Reversible cable rib
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Weight: Worsted
Needle: 7 US (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby-lapghan-throw)
Ravelry: Project page

Out in the real world, I've been working around the clock. In knitter's world, I hope to cast on for the final strip this evening. With luck and a steady, gentle breeze, the blanket will be finished within a week. Maybe, baby.


6 comments:

  1. Nice! I am loving knitting small things myself; your work is lovely!

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  2. Those colors look great together.

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  3. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You really are such an inspiration!! I love your new blanket design ... maybe you'll write up the pattern to share?

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  5. Ooh strip knitting ... what a great idea. Looks like you have lots of lovely colours to choose from!

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  6. I've enjoyed all of your comments so much. Right now, I'm literally working around the clock, so while I may not have the time (and brain power) to respond to each of you individually, I still read and enjoy each and every comment. Thank you!

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Thanks for sharing your comments and insights, I enjoy each and every one. If you have questions, share those too, and I'll do my best to respond.
-b

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