Today is the first day of my knitting blog. I will admit my successes, mistakes and frustrations here. Of course there will be plenty of pictures since I am not really a writer.
I’m starting with a success. The above picture is one of my all time favorite projects: a baby blanket for my friend, Barbie. When her first granddaughter, Grace, was born I wanted to make something beautiful for her and this is what she got. The blanket is my interpretation of a pattern I found in the book, Family Circle easy Baby Knits. The name of the pattern is “Tickled Pink”. I changed up the colors and added the crocheted shell border and pom pom centers. I also crocheted all the squares together in my accent color because it seemed so much easier (not to mention more fun) than sewing them together. I confess that it was VERY hard to give the blanket to Barbie... I wanted to keep it for myself to fondle and gaze upon (you knitters know exactly what I mean).