Yesssssssssssssssss! Finally I present to you Pink Petal
aka Flower Baby Blanket . I made the pictures small as I didn't want your eyes searing from the pinkness. Very difficult to photograph as well. I have not knit on anything else for the last few days while recovering. Only 1 petal was done, I still had 5 more. So when I wasn't napping, I knit this. I admit there was some tinking due to sleepiness a few times....
Yes, folks I only knit on 1 project. Hard to believe, but I wanted this done before I started back at work. Besides the baby's Mom is back at work and I wanted to gift it before the kid started kindergarten LOL!
This project started in April when I found the pattern (see link above) in a newsletter. When I found out it called for wool, well my first idea was a cotton due to our weather here. So, onward I looked to find some of the now discontinued colors of Cotton Ease. Pam came to my rescue. (thanks again Pam!) It is a good substitution for someone in a hotter climate or just wants to use cotton. Wool still would be a great idea as you can spit-splice and have no ends to weave in..yeah, that was a bit of a pain. You can also sub with a super chunky yarn and not have to use a doubled yarn (twisting..ick!)
4 skeins Cotton Ease Bubble Gum - Yarn doubled
l skein Cotton Ease Pineapple - Yarn doubled (less than 1)
10.5 Knitpicks and Inox Circs.
Started April 2007-Finished August 2007
I learned how to M1's without holes...well I say that now after about 50 or more M1's ;) (lost count!)
Other deadline projects got in the way. I was going good and just kept pushing it aside. It calls for basically knitting it all in the round after you complete the center, just a lot of M1's! When it got too large for the 40" circular, I used my 60" knitpicks circular. The petal tips are knit separately, so instead of putting the unworked petals on scrap yarn, I used the larger circular to hold the stitches, and knit each petal with another needle. (did that make sense??)
See the colors in another light. I tried an outdoor photo, but no real places to do so.
All folded up and ready to go!
I'm proud of myself that I have not knit anything else but this since Friday. Now I have other projects itching to go, and hoping to have a few more FO's before I go back to work on Monday.
I'm recovering well, thanks for the well wishes. So glad I took the week off to recuperate. I needed it!