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Friday, February 3, 2012

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I know I'm not alone when I start a project with great expectations, then find it a bit repetitive, put it aside and only work on it now and again.  It isn't even that I didn't like the pattern--I really do.  I just got bored.  I have knitting ADD.  Well, I turned that around this week, and of course, like always, found out how fast things go when you aren't measuring every few inches.  That is my roundabout way of saying my chalice baby blanket is done!!

I had a terrible time getting a good picture of it, and I really wanted to do it justice.




Anyway, you get the idea.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Then I started thinking perhaps I should throw a wee hat in with the blanket, so I whipped up this:


The pattern is Spud and Chole's Hello Baby Hat.  The yarn I just had in my stash, it is acrylic.

It looks rather small to me, but according to my good friend Google the average newborn head is 14" in circumference.  This fits nicely around the small 15" basketball I use as a baby head model, so I think my fears are unfounded.  I might make another in a different pattern because I find baby hats to satisfying.  Adorable and fast.

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32 comments:

  1. The blanket is gorgeous :)

    I know what you mean about things going faster when you stop measuring them too! When I stop wanting a project finished, and just throw in a few rows to keep it moving, there is usually a sudden realisation that I've done a lot more than I thought and it is nearly done ;)

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  2. Both projects are beautiful. The blanket is gorgeous! I love that pattern.

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  3. The detail in the blanket is gorgeous, and great colour!

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  4. I love that baby blanket. I think for the next baby I knit one for this might be the pattern!

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  5. That blanket is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  6. These are both really beautiful!! The color and wonderful stitch pattern on the blanket is yummy, and I love the 'erratically ribbed' hat in all of those fun colors. It's sure to be a favorite when a chill is in the air!!

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  7. The blanket is lovely. well worth the effort,I'd say. I understand what you say about taking on big projects.. these days, I'm sticking to smaller ones, given my crafty ADD.

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  8. Wow! I absolutely LOVE that stitch pattern, and in that color its especially gorgeous. Great job!

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  9. Wow I love that pattern on the blanket!

    Baby hats are fun. It's really quite amazing how quickly they can be finished.

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  10. That is such an amazing looking pattern on that blanket! Nice work!

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  11. Oh I have Craft ADD too. It really sucks, but it's how I roll, so what can you do :)

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  12. That is a beautiful pattern you used on the blanket, and such a darling baby hat too, you are a good pattern picker!

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  13. Wow, the blanket is amazing and the hat is adorable. Great projects.

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  14. Wow, that is some amazing knitting, thanks for sharing...

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  15. The blanket looks gorgeous hanging over the fence! Also, that is such a sweet little baby hat. Hooray for balancing a big project with some instant gratification knitting.

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  16. That chalice pattern is gorgeous! It's so crisp and really looks lovely with that yarn. Great job!

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  17. Such a beautiful pattern in a gorgeous color! Well worth the the effort!

    :)

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  18. That is a gorgeous blanket! Wow! Very sophisticated for a baby!

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  19. Oh my gosh, that blanket. The colour and especially the texture are just jaw-droppingly amazing. And the hat is too, too sweet. Awesome gift, all around!

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  20. That blanket is something to be proud of! Sweet hat!

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  21. What a gorgeous blanket! Love that pattern. Beautiful.

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  22. Your stitch definition and evenness is mindblowingly impressive! I'm sure that the lucky recipient will love it to pieces!

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  23. Wow, your blanket is stunning. I love read and that stitch pattern is amazing. Great job and thanks for linking to the hat pattern. Seems like every other person I know on the planet is having a baby this year, LOL.

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    1. The hat is SO EASY! I did it in a few hours watching TV.

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  24. I know what you mean about baby hats being satisfying work! I love the idea of sticking the hat on a basketball to check the fit. ;)

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  25. The blanket pattern is gorgeous!!!!!!! So intricate but it looks super cozy too!

    And great idea about using a ball for a head model. I never thought of doing that!

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  26. Your blanket is gorgeous! I don't knit, I wish I did. I crochet but I just can't get the hang of knitting! I found you through Flamingo Toes. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. Wow - that blanket is amazing. Intimidating. Elegant. WOW. And I'd be bored too - which is why I scrap quilt and knit small toys. But I could be talked into at least trying that pattern. I'm just blinking. Brave, clever girl!

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  28. So lovely...WOW!!! :-D The details are just beautiful! Congrats on finishing it.

    Blessings!
    Taylor @ thatssewtaylor.blogspot.com

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