One of my favorite things to make lately is baby blankets. I loved crocheting them so I figured knitting them was the next step. When I first started knitting I started out with hats because they are generally a pretty quick project that I can finish in a day or two. Since I knew my sister was going to be having a baby soon, I decided to see what kind of knitting patterns I could find for a baby blanket. I wasn’t sure I was up for knitting a blanket with my newly learned and still quite clumsy knitting skills but I thought I would give it a try if I could find something that looked simple enough.
I searched and searched my knitting books and the internet and I finally found something I thought I could handle. I discovered the Broken Rib Baby Blanket through Knitting Pattern Central. I adapted the pattern slightly to use some extra chunky yarn and size 17 needles (look at me already changing things when I barely know what I’m doing!). I managed to finish the first blanket in only two weeks knitting in the evenings on weekends when I had spare time. I wasn’t sure how well it would turn out, but it actually looked quite good. My sister loved the blanket and I was very proud of myself for finishing it just in time for her impromptu baby shower.
Since I enjoyed making the first one, I have now started on a second one. It seems like everyone I know is pregnant right now, so I think I’ll be busy for a while!
You should check out Wendy over at Knit and Tonic… her patterns are awesome and her blog is always entertaining. 🙂 Go visit her here – http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/ Good luck as always with the blogging…. just because I don’t have my own anymore doesn’t mean I don’t keep up with what’s going on with you and Zach!
Have you ever knitted or crocheted baby booties? I’m going to be doing that soon for a friend who is pregnant.
I think I might also be knitting a square for a baby blanket for her. She is thinking about collecting knit squares from friends and family members and them joining them together. I like that idea, too. 🙂
I have not done any baby booties. I have thought about branching out to that, but so far have only done hats and blankets.
I like the idea of collecting squares from family and friends to create a blanket. It would certainly be one of a kind and such a special keepsake!
Dee – I’m sure I’ll be posting pictures of the booties I knit on my blog. 🙂
Oh, and I wanted to say that it’s great that you are already changing patterns and having success with it. You must be a natural!
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