it's all blue here lately
I am working on two blue knitted projects
a baby boy winter blanket for our friends in Chicago, and wrist cozy's like the ones I made in February
our Dutch friends in Chicago are happily expecting their first baby, a boy
because the baby is expected in December, a cotton blanket seemed a little inappropriate to me
the winters can get so cold and rough in Chicago
together with the future mom, I choose this chunky hand dyed yarn which is blue with grey tones
the 100 % merino makes it soooo soft and comfy, I love how this yarn knits up
quite accidentally I managed to capture the softness in the picture below...
the blanket is almost finished, which is a good thing because I am going to Chicago this weekend
to celebrate the future mom and baby at her baby shower ~ I can hardly wait!
what I learned from this project : with this chunky yarn and the large cables
you have to change to a larger needle once you get to the cables, in order for the blanket to keep it's width
I will block this blanket to make it wider, so it will be fine, but for future projects I have to keep this in mind
the wrist cozy's are also blue, knitted and with a cable
you spot some personal favorites from my side here?
these cozy's are fun to make because they don't take that much time
and they are so comfy to wear, I am actually typing now with my left hand in that cozy, haha
as you can see, taking pictures of my own hand is easier for me with the iPhone than with my dslr
but, I hope it gives you a good idea of what they look like
are you getting as excited about these two projects as I am?
well, the good news is I will add both patterns to my shop very soon, so stay tuned
now, I should really get away from the computer and finish that right wrist cozy
because boy is it getting cold quickly here this year!
Fall rushed in all of a sudden, we already have the heating on...
I am not complaining though, with the wonderful sunshine and beautiful turning of the leafs
have a lovely new week