Thursday, August 03, 2006
Hello! and some baby gifts
Hi everyone. I am brand new - a fairly new knitter and this is my first knitalong. I have some baby gifts I made for my nephew to share. I used Peaches and Cream for the kimono. The blankie is Baby Ull, and I used 2 strands. It has a single crochet border. Hope you like them! I loved making them. Log cabin knitting can get addictive, I think.
Can't believe you are a "fairly" new knitter.
Now, to describe the yarn. Since I'm new, this is hard. I cheated and looked up descriptions on the net to help. The Baby Ull by Dale of Norway is a fingering weight 100% washable wool. It comes in a large variety of colors and is very soft. As I was knitting with it, I described it as "boingy." I saw it used for sample projects in the Sensational Knitted Socks book, too. It would make nice colorful and soft socks. It is pretty expensive for a blankie, as my newbie self discovered when I had to make a second trip to the yarn shop to double the amount of yarn I had originally bought. I like the way it turned out, though!
Must tear myself away from these Ballbands to try a Log Cabin blanket!