Friday, April 09, 2010

Blankets & Socks

Here are a couple of pictures to show you what I've been working on for the past month or so.  The first one is my progress on the baby blanket I'm crocheting for my yet to be born grandchild and since we don't know whether it's a boy or a girl, I'm taking no chances.....I'm making one for each, this one for a baby boy, thinking that the one that's not given will be given at some time in the future to one of my future grandchildren, so how can I lose.   I'm using the Fall Hedgerows pattern from Jan Eaton's book, 200 Ripple Stiches and a size H hook.

The next picture is the one I crocheted for a baby girl which seems to be everyone's guess (except mine) .  Either way, the little one will be most welcomed and loved by all of us.
I know that there's blue in this one also but the fact that there is pink which is jumping out at you prevents this one being for a son is a man's man and will want no pink whatsoever in his baby boy's blanket (if in fact, that's what he and his wife are having).

I'm also knitting a pair of socks using Plymouth's Sassy Stripes Superwash yarn for the first time in a combination of varying shades of blue.  I hope this yarn holds up as well as my Regia and my Opal yarn socks always do, but time will tell.  I'm using size 2 dpns which even though I can knit socks using one or two circular needles, seems to be my needles of choice.  I find that the knitting process for me, at least, goes much quicker using dpns.
I think I better start working at least 6 rows on the baby blanket everyday because I may need it earlier than anticipated (can't say why since both Mom & Dad may read this) so that I will have it finished at least a month or more ahead of time.  When I complete it, I'll edge it and post a finished picture here for your perusal.  Until then, have a wonderful weekend and good knitting (and crocheting, of course)!