As I mentioned in places before: A friend of mine will have a baby in February. She loves handmade things and has understanding for wool and the like. And it will be a winter baby. So keeping warm is the goal.
I am making a baby blanket of squares, based on the Drops blanket in white: http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=124&d_id=3&lang=en
I am making 9 squares (2 of each design) and therefore the blanket will be about 70 by 70 cm before the border.
I have now finished all but 1 square and I am ready to sew up. The middle square will be missing for a while longer, since I want to work in the babies initals and therefore will wait until the baby is actually born. On that moment I will design a "name square" and sew it into the middle. Then the blanket is ready to be washed and blocked and I can present it when the baby is coming home.
I was on the train for a few hours yesterday and finished 4 squares on the train and then the 5th one at home in the evening. The knit was really quick (especially because I have gotten a lot better about cabling without a 3rd needle --- I used to not do it so much for more than 1 over 1 but now 3 over 3 works well. That is quite the progress)
Here is my progress as of yesterday evening:
I have not fully decided if I want to sew together or crochet together (I have never done that, so I need to look up how it is done and what the result is).
The blanket can do with some spacing which is why I might like the crochet borders. Getting the blanket a few cm bigger each way will not hurt. On the border I can adjust the size more.
Maybe someone has ideas for me on that topic? Or maybe a different method that I haven't heard about?