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.

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