Great ideas Egeria, your blanket is awesome! It looks a little intimidating to me, though :shock: ! Was it hard to pick up stitches along the edge?
Ekgheiy – great book idea What kind of stitches are you using on that blanket?
[color=red]The pattern only calls for Knits, K2togs, Purls, and YOs. That’s all! [/color]
Sockknitter – great idea to make two! Unfortunately, I don’t know that I have the speed to accomplish that before the shower. However, I intend to keep knitting things for my little nephew!!
What do you guys suggest for baby yarn? I really don’t like the feel of acrylic worsted weight for a baby project, and , as Sockknitter suggested, I want it to be so soft and cuddly that everyone wants to keep hugging it at the shower hehe !!
[b][color=red]I really wouldn’t rule out acrylic; there are some pretty soft acrylics out there. And if you’re going with the idea that this blanket will be his “blankey”, I’d consider the kind of use this “blankey” will get with time:
:arrow: dragged on the floor,
:arrow: kicked about,
:arrow: used as a super-hero cape,
:arrow: stretched this way or that,
:arrow: and maybe even puked on a time or two.
Not only can acrylic survive that kind of “life style” :), they also get softer each time they are washed. I sold an acrylic afghan to a lady last year. When I saw her again this year, she raved about how much softer and generally better her afghan was when she washed it after her dog got ahold of it. I also made myself a cable knit scarf out of Caron One Pound - I admit that it was like armor at the beginning, but after a few washes, WHOA :shock: It didn’t feel like the same yarn! So anyhoooo … I wouldn’t rule out all acrylics. But it’s your “blankey” Have you thought about cotton? I wouldn’t jump on wool just yet, because you don’t know if the baby will be allergic. Just a thought …