Thursday, July 20, 2006
I am still making mitered squares too.
I think you'll really like the Simply Soft. It's very affordable and machine washable/dryable. It also comes in some great colors. Good luck!
I'm in the middle of the Modern Baby Blanket (you can see pics on my blog at www.amanda-knits.blogspot.com) and it is turning out really large. I am also knitting on size 9 needles because I didn't read the pattern before starting. I think the blanket is going to be geared to more a toddler size when it is all said and done.
I do like the Caron Simply Soft though.. it feels really nice against the skin, but more importantly - it's washable. Ha!
Good luck on your blanket!
The colors my daughter picked are a little...well she is a teenager and there taste do change. It's not a combination I would pick but maybe it will turn out better then I think.
I have decided to make the baby blanket using size 8's. I hope that will make is large enough for a teen if not I'll add a few rows to make it bigger.
I am using the Simply Soft also and using size 8 needles. It is turning out to be quite large and I am only on block 8. I am pleased with the yarn overall, it doesn't hold it's shape all the well, but that problem is generally solved when you pick up stitches along the edges.