I’m finally making the Hap Blanket, by Ysolda Teague. It’s knitting up super quick, which is good because I need to finish it and gift wrap it by this Saturday. I hope they like it!! I find it difficult to pick out colors for other people and, so far the center square is reading a little… mexican poncho-ish. Not quite what I was going for. What the photo doesn’t show is that I’ve started the edges and it’s looking much more worthy of a gift now. I can’t wait to see it all unfolded. This is one of those projects that stays in a blobby mess until it’s all bound off and allowed to spread out.
I am very pleased with the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn so far. It’s very soft, and will hopefully be very durable too. If you read my blog, you’ll know that I’m, admittedly, a bit of a yarn snob. So, I was a bit skeptical about the acrylic blend of Lion Brand. But, I figure it will be machine washable which is always a nice feature for a hand-knit gift, just in case the recipient isn’t familiar with the delicate nature of wool and alpaca. I suppose this would make a nice felted discloth if it was 100% wool and thrown in the washer and dryer though!
After this, I vow to start something for the little girl I’m expecting in November. I’ve been compiling various patterns… these are on my list of todo’s (ravelry links):
- Tiny Tea-Leave’s Cardi
- Owlet by Kate Davies
- Playful Stripes by Never Not Knitting – she has so many cute little girl clothes I want to do eventually. Check out her most recent blog post with a baby shoot, how cute, right?!
I also really want to design something… but alas, there is so little time in the day. Hopefully I’ll get around to it very very soon!