I supposed that I am in “nesting” mode for the new baby because I am taking on quite a few baby hand knits lately. I grabbed two colors of Plucky Knitter Sweater when she was here for the big trunk show. I don’t know why, but I became obsessed with the Repunzel colorway. I am not usually a big fan of yellow but this one is just so interesting. I decided that it would wash out a baby if done as a garment, so I began research baby blanket projects and settled on the Hap Blanket from Ysolda Teague. If I hadn’t already knitted the Hap style blankets/shawls from Brooklyn Tweed, I probably would have knitted one of those. There isn’t all that much difference between them, but I liked the stripes of contrast color in the middle square on this one.
The pattern calls for a heavier weight yarn than Plucky Sweater, so I cast on a lot more stitches for the middle so that it would turn out well sized for baby. I used 3 skeins of Repunzel and one skein of Skies of November.
Overall, a pretty mindless tv knitting project. And the yarn…oh it is so lovely! It washed up so nice and soft yet isn’t getting fuzzy at all. It will make a great soft surface for baby to play on at the shop, once we are back to work.
Here is a bit of a peak at our nursery, which is finally finished and just in time. We are waiting on our sheets and the cover for the changing pad, but everything else is complete! This is a nice little arrangement of letters and numbers from various signs (old and new) and a Oliver Hemming clock so that I can keep track of what time it is!