An Excuse to do some Cable-Knitting
Oh those babies. I think I have a sickness. I can never, ever, get enough of babies. Not everyone's a baby person, and that's ok. I know I'm not alone in my diseased-state, for I have spoken with many of you that share this baby-obsession, and we know who we are :)
Recently I was able to visit a good friend and see her newborn twins. I've always wondered what it would be like to have twins. Twins are fascinating creatures, and much as I feel confident holding a newborn (I've had 5 of them!) holding TWO newborns at once was a little disconcerting at first.
Of course, twins are the perfect excuse to feed my baby knitting mania! I wanted to make a blanket for them (and about 100 other things). Come to think of it, should have been two blankets, but one had to do.
I decided on this one, called the Tree of Life Baby Afghan. Two trees twining together, inseperable. Trees are symbolic on so many levels, and in so many cultures. This is a pattern that involves cable-knitting, where your work crosses over itself to create braids or twists. It's actually very simple to do, but very impressive, and lends itself to some amazing fiber-design possibilites.
What fun it was to make!
Coming Soon: A lace shawl, a painted furniture project, and a trip to Port Townsend.