Tuesday, June 27, 2006
my first commissioned work
I made my own version of the "blankie of many colors" for my 4-year-old daughter after she pointed to it in the book, saying, "I want THIS." (How wonderful is it that she already appreciates handknits!) As a fairly new knitter, this blanket was a great way to learn about how colors interact and play off each other. My daughter's only criticism was that her new blankie didn't come with a tag for her to rub between her fingers like her old store-bought blanket does. So, I've ordered personalized tags with my name from charmwoven.com to sew on all my handknits from now on.
Also - you may want to look at Grumperina's tutorial on making tags yourself. It's pretty easy - all you need is an iron, an inkjet printer, some ribbon and some iron on transfer paper. http://www.grumperina.com/knitting.htm
please tell the colors you used, i really like the combination of colors