Monthly Archives: February 2013

Zig Zag Blanket

The zig zag blanket is coming along nicely.  Slowly, but nicely.  I kinda miss the days when I could kick back and knit for a couple of hours at a time.  I now do most of my knitting while riding in the car on the weekends.  Oh well.

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This new photo gives you a better idea of my stripe sequences.  I’m doing 6 rows white, 4 green, and 6 yellow.  At first, I was worried about the green stripe looking odd since its a bit shorter, but now I’m happy with it.  It looks a little more interesting with differently sized stripes. 

The blanket is made with Bernat Cottontots cotton yarn.  Hannah ended up being sensitive to any fiber other than cotton (it contributed to her eczema) which makes me very hesitant to knit baby items in wool.  I don’t want all my hard work to be wasted!

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Long Time No Blog

Oh my goodness.   It’s been awhile.   I gave birth to little Hannah over 10 months ago and my crafting and blogging have suffered pretty badly. I have knit a few things here and there, but never got around to blogging anything.

So I’m “back”, although I’m not sure for how long. We recently found out that Hannah is going to be a big sister this October (please, please, please stay in for the full 40 weeks, Little One!).

Even though I’m feeling EXHAUSTED and sick, I still casted on for Little One’s baby blanket with some gender neutral cotton. I had been itching to knit a ripple blanket and this is obviously the perfect opportunity.

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I have 3 skeins each of the white and yellow and 2 of the green, so the green stripe will be a couple of rows shorter to compensate.  It’s the perfect pattern to knit while trying to keep an eye on an ornery baby because I can start and stop without losing my place.

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