Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A Rare Knit

Okay, you're probably thinking, "oooo. A pair of baby socks. Kelly's made several of these. What makes this pair so rare?"

Well, I'll tell ya: I started and finished this knit in the same week. This almost never happens to me since I am a super-s l o w knitter. Anyway, these will soon be sent off to a friend who had a baby last week.
I started another knit right away. It's not finished yet, but I already love the way it's turning out. Coincidentally, it is another baby knit. This is for a couple the Hubby & I have known for a long time. This is their second baby. Since I knit a sweater for the first one... well I just had to knit something for bambino numero dos!
If you read the blog of the lovely Indigo Muse, you might recognize this knit. I've been looking for an excuse to knit this for a while... I think it's perfect for a baby knit. It's a new twist on an old favorite, and besides, what's the first thing you do before wrapping a baby up in a traditional blanket? Yep. You fold down one corner of it to make a triangle.
The only down-side to making a blanket like this: the first several blocks go really, really quickly... and then... production... slows. I'm to the point where I almost need to switch to some longer needles and each row is now taking a considerable amount of time. I'm still LOVING this knit, though. Who knew that garter stitch could be so much fun???

Well, I will leave you with the above photo. These are the vincas that LilMan gave me for Mother's Day last year. I have struggled to keep them alive all year, and although they are looking a little rough around the edges, they are blooming. I have been able to seed two additional plants from this one and they are all so pretty right now.
Have a great day!


Heather said... socks are so satisfying and so cutttte!

I wish I'd inherited our family's green thumb...I'm like human napalm when it comes to growing things.

:) luv u

IndigoMuse said...

OMG, OMG, OMG! I think you're like the first person to knit my pattern! I LOVE the colors. And yes, production does slow the more sections you add on. But its one of the few patterns where I enjoy knitting garter stitch. I can't wait to see how it turns out!