Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Needlework Tuesday - Baby Knits

Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.

Last week, I mentioned that I had lots of yarn leftover from the Mary Maxim knitted rabbit project. I wanted to use up the yarn before it got lost in my stash, so I decided on a small car seat sized baby blanket. It's rather small, roughly 18"x20", but I wasn't sure how much yarn it would take. I probably should have made it bigger. However, I hate running out of yarn in the middle of a project, especially one that I'm only making to use up yarn. Here it is:

If I had known more (or anything for that matter) about "car seat blankets" I would have put a hole in it to accommodate the buckle(?).   Whatever.  It blocked beautifully, even though it looks a little wonky here.

After finishing that, I found a free pattern for a Basic Baby Hat on ravelry.com. The pattern featured 5 sizes. I figured I'd shoot for the middle, 12 months, and see what I had left.

As it turns out, I have more yarn leftover than I realized. Oh well, these hats knit up so quickly I don't mind making another one. I'll start on the next size up and go from there. For me there's no such thing as too much practice with knitting in a round with double pointed needles. Besides, this soft self-striping yarn is fun to play with. So, it's all good.  These items will be donated.

As for next week, have you seen the lovely leaf stitching over at Bayou Quilts? I'm going to use that as inspiration to see what I can come up with. I'll also finish up the baby hat I started and see what other project I can get into.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.    If you'd done any crafting this week that you'd like to share with others, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so others can enjoy your creations.  


  1. Isn't self-striping yarn fun? The knitting seems to go much faster as you speed up to see what colour comes next.

  2. These are wonderful projects. Love the effect of the stripes.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday


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