Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Sweater WINNER and our Magic Blankie

And The Sweater Winner Is......

First off, I won't delay any further in announcing the winner of my sweater giveaway.  Congratulations to Katie Otto!!  I'll be contacting you shortly for your mailing address and your sweater will be on it's way!

Here's my previous post about the Lace and Leaf Sweater. 
And the first one that I made is here in a Creamy Ecru color

Thanks to all you who participated and left such lovely comments.  I'll be sure to do another giveaway in a few months - maybe something for a BOY this time.  :)


Our Magic Blankie

I have so many things to blog about, and so little time!  I decided to post today about one of my special projects.  We call it our 'Magic Blankie'.  It was knit for my second baby, and each one of my little newborns has been swaddled to sleep in it.  We thought it was magic, because it seemed to help my babies to sleep through the entire night, when they were just a few weeks old.  Or we might've been really lucky :)

Here's the pattern link.

The edging reminds me of the detail in a good linen hankerchief. 

I love the texture of plain old knitted 'garter stitch.'  It produces a lovely fabric, with just the most basic of stitches.  It has amazing texture, and elasticity, thus it's name.  Perfect for swaddling.  Good quality natural creamy wool, is soft, breathable and perfect for babies, keeping them neither too hot, nor too cold.  I know about all the blanket warnings nowdays, but since I keep my baby pretty close to me for those first few precious months, I feel free to ignore them entirely.  At the very least, it's great for snuggling :)  There's just nothing like a good blanket. 

I love the rustic texture of this stitch.  Even though I enjoy all kinds of knitting projects, I still love the simplicity of this blanket. 

Can you see the bug in the corner??  I didn't notice it for awhile either.
More Knitting to come, as always.  My Poppies 'hatched' open this morning - a much-anticipated event for me at the beginning of each Summer!  Lots of fun upcomming posts are in the works.......

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