Friday, May 30, 2008

New Yarn & New Knitting Book!

I've been working on my diagonal hooded baby blanket. I got the blanket part done, but I ran out of yarn before I completed the hood. So, I had to make a run to the craft store for some more yarn.

I also found a new knitting book of baby afghans. I don't usually buy too many pattern books since I've discovered the abundance of free patterns on the Internet. But, I've been searching & searching through all sorts of patterns for a baby blanket pattern for a dear friend of mine, but I haven't found just the right one until now.

The baby pastels is for the almost finished hooded blanket & the soft blue yarn for for my new project. It was very smart of yarn companies when they came out with yarns that don't have dye lots. Now, when I need more yarn to finish a project, I can find it.

The new knitting book is by Leisure Arts & it has 33 designs. I bought this book, because it had more than 50 % patterns it that I would like to do someday & it's all knit. I don't crochet & I really don't like books that show a beautiful knitted item on the cover, then when you look through the patterns there's only 2 knit patterns and then all the rest are crochet.

I've already figured out which one I want to make for my friend's new grandson, so if you'll excuse knitting needles are calling me.

1 comment:

Joansie said...

I'll have to check out that pattern book as it looks very nice. Can't wait to see what you baby item you knit.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)