Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Comfort

Our knitting obsessed son was just about strangling me, trying to eat my scarves while I put him in the cot/car/pram. One nap time, after 10 minutes of wailing, I gave up, and gave him my scarf ... he was asleep in 2 minutes!

So how to give him his knitting fix, without the risk of potential strangulation??? A new knitted blanket is still a while off (though I have a plan, and I think it's going to work), so I made him his own mini-scarf comforter.


Here 'tis



And here it is being devoured.



It's two sided, worked in double knitting (using two strands, you alternate yarns and knit/purl stitches, so that you knit both sides at once). A smaller version of the Exchequered Scarf from Knitty. The photos are actually of the second one I knitted. The first was dropped from the pram 2 days after it was completed (you'd think I'd have learnt by now).


I've also finished another baby cardigan for 'the stash'. I've been working through an old book of Patons patterns. Not sure what I'm going to do next.



And in between all this, I've been having some fun with the a new yarn from heirloom. It's called bliss, and I know why.