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stagebear
08-20-2007, 02:12 PM
Here are 3 blankets I've been working on this summer.

The blue one is a Pinwheel Blanket I just finished.
Specs:
Pattern: Pinwheel Blanket
Yarn: Bernat Baby Boucle in Spring Breeze, 5 skeins (one for the border alone).
Needles: Size 8 circs - I started with 5 DPNs, switched to 29″ and finally a 47″ circ.
Border: Garter stitch, increasing on the purl side with pfb.
Final measurments: about 39″ diameter
Knit for: My cousin's baby boy - Chase (born on Aug 11)
Time spent knitting: On and off for 2 months. On and off for a week to finish the border and bind off.

The yellow one is a Ruffled Blocks Baby Blanket with a pink ruffle. At the time of the pic, the blanket was about 2/3 done.
Specs:
Pattern: Ruffled Blocks Baby Blanket
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Off White and Soft Pink
Needles: Size 8 circs for the blanket, size 8 straights for the ruffle.
Knit for: My bf's cousin who is due around Thanksgiving
Time spent knitting: on and off for a month to get 1/3 done.

The multi-color is a st/rev-st toddler blanket - no pattern, but like the ones my grandmother always made for us.
Specs:
Pattern: none
Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love - 1 skein each of green, pink, blue and purple (her favorite colors)
Needles: Size 50.
Final measurments: should be close to 40" by 60"
Knit for: My bf's cousin's 4-yr old daughter and soon to be big sister
Time spent knitting: should be about 6 hours when I'm done.

nonny2t
08-20-2007, 02:57 PM
They are all lovely!

MerigoldinWA
08-20-2007, 04:54 PM
Good work! I love the pinwheel; that looks like fun. The center one will look lovely when it gets the ruffle. How do you use a skein each of green, pink, blue, and purple on that last one? Do you hold them all together as one strand? It all looks one color, but since you are planning to be done in 6 hours, maybe you are doing it with multiple strands for a big gauge. It's turning out nicely.

stagebear
08-20-2007, 05:13 PM
How do you use a skein each of green, pink, blue, and purple on that last one? Do you hold them all together as one strand? It all looks one color, but since you are planning to be done in 6 hours, maybe you are doing it with multiple strands for a big gauge. It's turning out nicely.

yup - i hold all four together as one strand. since it's on size 50s, i get about a stich per inch, so it's super quick (although it was hard to get used to them being so big).

ah
08-20-2007, 10:48 PM
All three look nice but I especially like the pinwheel.

Jaxhil
08-21-2007, 06:49 AM
Wow, they all look really good!! My favorite is the pinwheel, too :teehee:

I am working on an afghan for my 6'2" dh and its feeling like it'll never be finished, on size 15's ( I think!) I didn't even KNOW knitting needles went up to size FIFTY. :whoosh:

Those blankets will be a great hit!!

Btw, I wanted to say how much I like the way you give all the ""specs" for your work-that's a great way to tell all the "pertinent info" for each piece! I appreciate especially including how much time each item took, as well as who its for-very nice!

stagebear
08-23-2007, 02:11 PM
i do love the pinwheel. my bf's sister is pregnant, and he wants me to make one for her.

size 50's are weird - they're sooo big. but after practicing with them a bit, they're not too hard.

dewdrops
08-24-2007, 03:23 PM
Very beautiful work!!:heart:
Can't wait to see the blanket with ruffle attached.
Well done!:cheering:

winterblues
08-27-2007, 04:20 AM
Lovely work. I especially like the pinwheel blanket! :woohoo:

stagebear
10-08-2007, 01:31 AM
here are updated pics:

the 1st is the toddler blanket (folded in 4ths) with the fringe - it's done!

the second is the ruffled blocks blanket very near to done. i just have to knit and seam ruffles for one more side.

dustinac
10-08-2007, 08:44 AM
:happydance: Very pretty!! The all look lovely...:thumbsup:

LittleGirlBusyBee
10-08-2007, 03:51 PM
Any thoughts on how I might alter the pattern to make a web instead for my Spiderman crazed 9-year old?

I'm supposin' I can work the round in solid red and stitch in the black web structure... Any thoughts?

ArtLady1981
10-09-2007, 01:56 AM
Wow! Such great work! I have been eyeballing a circular baby blanket pattern for a year. I think it is this very one!
Seeing your lovely work...I am inspired to do more than WISH to do it! Next baby born in our church is getting this one!

Way to go! And thanks for taking time to post photos as well as the details! You are very organized and thoughtful! :thumbsup:

ritaw
10-09-2007, 02:45 AM
I love them. Great work . They all look lovely

ah
10-09-2007, 10:13 PM
These look great!

AnotherBecca
10-10-2007, 04:34 AM
I agree, they're all fantastic, but I especially love that pinwheel one!

stagebear
10-29-2007, 03:41 PM
here's the ruffled baby blocks all done!

Pattern: Ruffled Blocks Baby Blanket (http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?criteria=bblaknit) Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Off White, 2 skeins. Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink, 1.5 skeins.
Needles: Size 8
Alterations: I used a worsted yarn single-stranded rather than dk doubled. I did 4 less repeats of the 14 rows in pattern. For the ruffle, I also used worsted yarn single-stranded rather than dk singled - because of this, I only needed approx 168 ruffles.
Final measurments: 32" x 36"
Knit for: Peter & Sue's baby - Madeline Grace (born on October 28th)
Time spent knitting: On and off for 3 months - working on the blanket and ruffle simultaneously.
Changes Id make next time: I would keep my alterations in yarn weight. I would also add one or two more repeats width-wise to make it a little larger.

Abbily
10-30-2007, 10:53 AM
Any thoughts on how I might alter the pattern to make a web instead for my Spiderman crazed 9-year old?

I'm supposin' I can work the round in solid red and stitch in the black web structure... Any thoughts?

I've never knit this pattern, so I have NO idea if this would actually work... but could you work in drop stitches every fourth row, or something like that? Just a thought. :)

ritaw
10-30-2007, 02:05 PM
They are all so lovely but i think that pinwheel blanket is beautiful. Great work.:yay:

dawnk777
10-30-2007, 03:32 PM
Wow, they're all pretty! You've done a great job!

KnitClickChick
10-30-2007, 09:43 PM
OOOHhh! They're all so pretty, I love the pinwheel one!