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noseysheep
02-14-2011, 03:12 PM
It's a 'Nosey-Sheep' modified version of a Youtube baby blanket, that I am knitting for Feileacain, an Irish charity.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/180545_10150145362420712_622940711_8034094_6459169 _n.jpg

My pattern so far….(although I have a little piece of note paper tucked into the yarn label, so I can change my mind as I go, and know what I've changed, or just make general notes).

CO 121 sts
First 10 rows - seed stitch.
Followed by:
Row 1: seed stitch 10, k101,seed stitch 10
Row 2: seed stitch 10, p101, seed stitch 10

Repeat rows 1& 2 until depth is 20˝”, then;

Final 10 rows - seed stitch

That’s the plan anyway- so far, I’m only 9” into it, as of 14th Feb ‘11

If I spend too long on it I get bored with it (is that a shocking & terrible thing to say? :aww: ), or I start making silly mistakes...so I just tend to do between 3-5 rows a day on it, with my morning coffee, then I put it away until the next day.

For more info on the Feileacain Charity, and their knitting projects, go here:
http://www.feileacain.ie/news/knitters-wanted/

They supply the wool, you supply the knitting skills! They sent me 6 x 100g of white Eurospun Blockbuster Double-Knit yarn (shade 560) :knitting:

All they ask is for a minimum of a 22” x 22” baby blanket in plain white - using any pattern of your choice…and after that you can knit whatever you like for them with the leftover wool: booties, jackets, baby hats etc. and for the non-blanket items, they will send you any colour you request. I believe all the wool is donated to them, through various sources.

Once the blanket is finished....any suggestions for a nice, easy project for a newbie knitter which would be appropriate to knit for them, with the left over wool, would be gratefully received :)

Mokumegane
02-14-2011, 06:28 PM
That's nice... definitely a good, easy project for someone who is still learning knitting. I'm sure there'll be several people here thanking you for the pattern! ^.^ I want to make the Hoover baby blanket... it's in one of my craft magazines... and is so pretty!

ArtLady1981
02-15-2011, 04:45 PM
Very nice, basic blanket! Not too simple, not too fancy! I like blankets like this!

Yours is looking wonderful BTW!!!