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I made a sale!

 blanket 2

The baby blanket I was commissioned to knit is finished, and I’m very happy with the results. The lace border was so fun to knit and makes the blanket just gorgeous. It really looks special. Now I am a weirdo who actually sometimes enjoys seaming (I find it meditative somehow) so I knit the border separately and then mattress stitched that sucker on. I gave it a final block, tried shaking out as much cat hair as possible (unavoidable if you live with a herd, like me), and wrapped it up for the customer.

Yes, customer. I’ve never sold a piece of my knitting before, so this was kind of exciting…and uncomfortable. I had no idea what to charge, so I left it up to her. I was perfectly ok with doing it ‘pro bono’ so to say, or maybe for a homemade meal (she’s a great cook), but she wasn’t having it. In the end, I think both parties are very happy with the transaction. I made a sale 🙂 That’s so neat to say!

blanket 3

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August 26, 2008 at 8:16 pm 2 comments

Oh baby

Blankie wip 3

A coworker of mine asked me to knit a baby blanket for her friend who is expecting. She didn’t have a pattern in mind, but had a few specifications: thinner weight yarn, acryllic, white. Her mother used to crochet baby blankets, so I figured I would do something similar, except with knitting. I decided on a basic garter stitch square with a lacey border – often like what you’d see in crochet.

The garter middle was a bit tedious and I kept fretting that it would be too small (I’ve never done a baby blanket before). This would fly on bigger needles and worsted or heavy yarn, but I’m using size 6 and DK. I finally finished the square a few days ago, and will start on the lace quite soon.

Blankie wip 1

I wasn’t sure about the yarn choice at first (I rarely use acrylic) but it turned out being quite soft and squishy, and looks even better now that it’s blocked. Now, onto the lace…

August 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment


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