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Old 04-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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Er, my 5 year old still drags out his handmade baby blankets. He uses a largish one still every night on his bed on top of another blanket! I love wrapping the little ones up in their blankets, and handmade ones are true treasures.

AC is way cold in the summer and nights can be cool also-they'll get lots of use as it gets colder as well and all the light blankets they've been given won't do. (and the baby will most definitely still be a baby that winter) Plus a lacy pattern IS cooler, you're right!

How dare they criticize your knitterly goods?
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by McKnitty View Post
I'm about a third way through, but now I'm questioning my choice of yarn. I've had a couple of people comment, at different times, that they didn't understand why I would knit a wool blanket for a baby who will be born in the summer.

I would have to say the people commenting on your yarn choice must not be knitters. Keep with the wool. My 4yr old and 2 1/2 yr old still use the blankets that were knitted for them when they were babies. I can remember as a kid growing up using blankets that were made for us as lap blankets when we got older.

Can not wait to see your finished project!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #13
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The point isn't to knit a blanket for the first 2 months of the baby's life and then throw it in the garbage! My parents still use a wool blanket my grandmother made more than 30 years ago! Go for it!
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Thank you everyone! I am very encouraged and will start knitting again! You all have made some very good points that I didn't think about.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by walmin22 View Post
I would have to say the people commenting on your yarn choice must not be knitters.
I didn't think to mention they were NOT knitters, but you figured that out!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:59 PM   #16
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lol It's funny, because I totally just assumed they couldn't be knitters. haha I didn't even feel the need to verbalize it - I thought it was understood. Funny how we have little knitting cultural things like that!
Someone said no to wool? Can't be a knitter. HAHA
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #17
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lol It's funny, because I totally just assumed they couldn't be knitters. haha I didn't even feel the need to verbalize it - I thought it was understood. Funny how we have little knitting cultural things like that!
You are so right! I think most non-knitters don't really 'get' wool. Before I started knitting, I thought of wool as my enemy. I would get red, itchy and even get a rash when I'd get anywhere near it.

But since I've started knitting, I've found that I don't have any problems with the superwash wool yarns. And don't even get me started on merino yarn, cuz I luv it and can't stop talking about it!
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Goodness, they will aave more then 1 blanket. WHen they need a cotton one they'll use a different one. When they need a warmer one, they'lll grab yours and be so happy to have it!
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I'm 32 and I still have my hand knit baby blankets, I still snuggle with them as does FH. (He's a manly man who loves my pink wool baby blanket) <--- But if you ever tell him I told I'll deny, DENY, DENY!!!

I think wool is a great choice. Especially superwash.
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Originally Posted by McKnitty View Post
I'm about a third way through, but now I'm questioning my choice of yarn. I've had a couple of people comment, at different times, that they didn't understand why I would knit a wool blanket for a baby who will be born in the summer.
Because winter will come soon enough and the baby will still be a baby

Ignore those couple of people and carry on with your gift for your friend!
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