Saturday, January 12, 2008

The only cute for a knitting emergency

While studying for final exams last fall, I had a knitting emergency. You know the kind. The "I-Must-Knit-Something-Before-I-Go-Crazy" kind. So, I dug through my stash and pulled out some Lion Brand Homespun that I bought more than a year ago and had forsaken for more delicious yarns. I immediately cast on for a Diagonal Baby Blanket.

I've made like 3 of these things so far, so I hated to make yet another carbon copy, but - again, this was a knitting emergency. The requirements were that the project be simple and made on big needles. It really just fit the bill.

Again though, the stupid yarn was different dyelots when it said that it wasn't. So, some of my blanket is a different color. Oh well, what can you do? I wove a purple ribbon through the eyelets to spice things up a bit, and personally, I think it's really cute.

Pattern: Diagonal Baby Blanket, Free
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in lavender sachet, 2 skeins; less than $10
Extras: 1 spool of ribbon, less than $2
Needles: Size 13 circs
Time: About 2 weeks of random knitting
Total Cost: Less than $12

Have a great weekend everyone!


Unknown said...

I love the ribbon detail. Very cute.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Super cute blankets! Perfect for emergency knitting for sure!

Jennifer said...

the ribbon makes all the difference in this one! i made this as a shower gift awhile back but it was for a boy and didn't do the ribbon. now i think i will make one w/ a ribbon and save for the next lil one to come around. too cute!

Jennifer said...

thx so much for the prayers...i really appreciate it.

Carrie Penny said...

I love it!!1

Mary Mary said...

The ribbon really makes the blanket, it's really cute.

Opal said...

It's darling! The ribbon is such a nice touch.