A Bevy of Baby Blankies

Okay, really just two. But I like alliteration, and bevy if a pretty cool word.

Remember the commissioned projects I mentioned yesterday? Those just happened to be two very different baby blankets. One of a bulky yarn:

And one of a lace yarn:

For the bulky blanket, I chose a rectangular shape with a border motif, center motif, and garter stitch border knitted on at the end. It is kind of difficult to see on the white yarn, but you can tell a little in this picture:

The lace one I just created from the center out in a square until I got sick of knitting on it thought it was a good size.

More details about the projects can be found on the Ravelry pages: Lace and Bulky. When I have time to finally sit down and make sense of my notes, I’m planning to release the patterns on Ravelry. I’ll keep you posted on that progress, along with the family of hats I am working on to match the lace blanket.

Sidetracked…By Blankets

Remember how I said I was going to knit an entire sweater over the past two weeks? Well, I didn’t. I did manage to get the back of the sweater fully finished, though:

So that’s something.

I didn’t end up watching much of the competition because NBC requires that you log in to their website through your cable provider to watch the replays of the events. I was trying to watch online because I don’t have a cable provider, so that didn’t work out so well.

I also had something else sneak its way into my work schedule as well – blankets! Two baby blankets to be exact. One out of a fluffy, bulky yarn:

and the other out of a light, lace yarn:

It doesn’t look like it in the picture, but this one if also going to be a square. It is just gathered on the circular needle right now.

The first one was fairly easy to create. I kept the pattern in my head/made it up as I went. Lace, on the other hand, well…

That took a bit more planning – and paper.

I finally managed to puzzle out a good chart. Well, several charts used together:

I am chugging along at it. I’m hoping to be able to have enough of the yarn left over to make matching hats. Lace yarn really does go a long way.

Ever get sidetracked in the middle of a project by a bigger project? What did you do while watching the Olympics this time around?