Numerical Knitting

April 14, 2007

Pinwheel Blanket

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 9:44 am

Hanna Gail (or perhaps Hannah Gail, the parents haven’t decided) arrived late yesterday afternoon. She’s a little slip of a thing, about five and a half pounds, but all reports are she is doing well. Just in time I finally finished her pinwheel blanket!

I feel like I need that giant “done” stamp that they used on the TV show Monster House.

This was a big undertaking and may be my one and only knitted blanket… Of course miters look interesting, as does log cabin, and the aunt of this baby may have one of her own some day so I guess there’s a chance I will make another blanket sometime.

I did have enough yarn to do the revised picot cast off, whew! I really liked working with the Rowan All Season cotton and ended up using almost 8 balls.

I washed the blanket after I finished last night and when I took it out of the washer there was a hole! Some quick darning did the trick, I think I had cut some ends too short. Boy am I glad I washed it so the recipients didn’t end up with a hole!

I’ll ship it out today. Maybe it will make it to their house before Hanna does!

Full details here.

7 Comments »

  1. That looks GREAT! Lucky baby!

    Comment by judy — April 14, 2007 @ 1:11 pm |Reply

  2. Beatiful job, Beth. I love the way the stripes turned out, and the picot is perfect! Watch out for blankets. You think you won’t do any more, but they’ll keep sneaking up on you. You’ll do another. I know it!

    Comment by JulieFrick — April 14, 2007 @ 9:44 pm |Reply

  3. Great job Beth! I love the bind off that you used! 🙂

    Comment by Amber — April 15, 2007 @ 12:43 pm |Reply

  4. So cute! It really came out beautifully! The striping is so lovely… did you plan it that way? 🙂

    Comment by laura b — April 15, 2007 @ 11:35 pm |Reply

  5. Gorgeous! Are you sure you don;t want to give it to me? (JK!) It turned out wonderfully and I am sure the baby’s parents will treasure it.

    Comment by Holly of HollYarns — April 17, 2007 @ 7:41 am |Reply

  6. GOOD JOB! I’m so glad you had enough yarn. Hanna(h) will certainly stay warm wrapped up in your beautiful blanket.

    Comment by Mama Anne — April 19, 2007 @ 9:08 am |Reply

  7. This is inspirational! I have never made one of these before, but I will have fix this oversight. Oh, and the edging is the perfect touch!

    Comment by dobarah — May 6, 2007 @ 4:09 pm |Reply


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