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Baby Blankets November 15, 2009

Filed under: Baby knitting,Blankets,Knitting,Knitting statistics — Janet @ 7:07 pm

Here is the finished edition of baby blanket no. 1.

Dewey 073  Baby Blanket no. 1 – Knit with 2 strands of sock wool – 1 strand multicoloured, 1 strand plain – size 3  100 cm circular needle but not knit in a circle.  It was knit going back and forth all the time – garter stitch.  It’s packed now for our move across the street – I’ll put in the measurements when we get unpacked. 

Here is the remaining stash of knitting yarn – 50 balls of wool.

Dewey 070  Remaining stash of knitting yarn – 50 balls.

How many more baby blankets will I knit?  I’ve started my 2nd one so we’ll see how I get on.  I have 112 stitches for the 2nd one.  I am making it slightly narrower –  maybe 2 inches narrower – than baby blanket no. 1.

Dewey 074  the stash all packed and 3 different projects in the cat food boxes – all ready to be moved across the street to our temporary home

Might as well be getting some fun and some statistics out of this knitting, packing, and moving process.


5 Responses to “Baby Blankets”

  1. Joansie Says:

    Nice blanket. That’s quite a stash and should keep you busy for quite some time!

    Happy Moving!

  2. Janet Says:

    Eek – the packers got ahead of me and packed the cat boxes that had my needles and 3 knitting projects – they had to tear open a box to rescue them. Now they are safely residing in our new temporary home across the street.

  3. Lynda Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog all the way over in Africa ! Nice to ‘meet’ you 🙂 I love the blanket … you are very clever. Happy moving !
    Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

    • Janet Says:

      I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for a while now. We used to live in Kenya and we travelled all over East Africa, probably before you were born.

  4. Leigh Says:

    Great idea. I was given a bunch of acrylic yarn that I want to make children’s blankets for a charity over here. I keep thinking I’ll save it for weaving, but maybe a simple knitted stitch would keep my hands productively busy until we finish our house projects so I can get to my loom.

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