Thursday, January 11, 2007

Big Bad Baby Blanket 2007

First FO for 2007

First finished item for Lolly's Project Spectrum (with full awareness that it doesn't formally start until February)

The BIG.BAD.BABY.BLANKET. (pattern from Stitch n Bitch, Debbie Stoller)

materials: Patons Jet, on 5mm needles


Beautiful muted shades of pale gray, charcoal and taupe.
(I'm not a pastelle-kinda gal when it comes to babies)

I've had this on the needles for a while - it was an ongoing "comfort" project, one I could pick up when my more complicated items were proving perverse! In the spirit of only having 3 WIP's at any given time, however, I decided it was time to put this baby to bed!

I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, even though I had my doubts during the process. The wool straight from the ball is a little rough, yet after washing in wooly wash and blocking, it is soft to the touch, with a lovely drape.

So now it's time to fold it, protect it with lavender-and-cedar-sachets, and wrap it in tissue for storage...


Rebecca said...

Oooohhhh. That's a gorgeous baby blanket. I like the non traditional baby colours too.

Carson said...

Fab choice of warm greys!
Nice, very nice.
(The pastel colours of baby wool make me shudder)