Friday, March 4, 2011

Endearing knits

Thanks everyone for the vintage hand towel love. There are several reasons I don't care for it --the pattern got really dull toward the end, my hands ached from knitting with two strands of cotton, and the variegated yarn looked prettier in a ball than it did knit. I'll never knit one of those again.

The yellow Bunny Love Blanket is done. Now this I like. It's my first blanket, full of holes and lumps and other boo-boo's, but that just makes it all the more endearing. I knit it for my niece who is due to arrive in June, but I may not be able to let it go. Perhaps she can just cuddle up in it when she comes to visit me. (Sorry, sis.)

I started a new knitting project that must remain a mystery because it's a gift. Here is a little glimpse. It's weird to knit with wool again after working with cotton the last few projects. I forgot how beautifully wool knits up.


I took a little break from blogging last week but now I'm back and will come and visit you. Hope you enjoy your weekend.


12 comments:

Rachel said...

Ooohhh I love the colour of the blanket! I can see why you wouldn't want to give it away (but you must, you know).

I'm quite curious about your new project ;)

Linda said...

I love the yellow blanket, yellow is my favourite colour! Looking forward to what the mystery knit is:)
xo
Linda

Tracey said...

Oh Stacy, the blanket is lovely. Can you are posting again; I was worried. Hope you have a great weekend.
Warmly,
Tracey

Tracey said...

OK, that should say glad not can. Guess my eyesight is going too. T.

Louise said...

Glad to hear you love your blanket so much. The colour is great. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your new project.

Theresa said...

Oh that yellow blanket is too beautiful! I also love the soft colors of the mystery project:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Jane said...

Wool is lovely. I knit a cotton sweater for my son and I believe I got so tense I broke down my shoulder a bit. I had pain for months. Currently I am having some shoulder pain due to moving some heavy things in the house. I guess I'm not as young as I used to be!
Hope you are well.

Suz said...

oh you must
for it was made with love
and how can you keep that away from little miss

Katiebee said...

ohhhh, i love the yarn on the mystery knit! can't wait to see what it becomes~

thanks so much for stopping by my blog & becoming a follower~

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh your secret project is just so pretty. Love the wool! The yellow blanket looks great! I would keep it. ;)

Dogwood said...

Stacy, stacy...your blanket is so so so beautiful. I can see how it is going to be hard to give it up. When we get-together in April, I want to see it, feel it and hug it.

I have knit a few blankets for Project Linus, very time consuming but oh so rewarding!

Have a fun and cozy day.
Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

justjenn said...

Blankets are hard and time consuming. The most rewarding part is seeing the baby wrapped up in something you made. I, too, adore the color.