So it has become a tradition for me to knit something for an expecting coworker----which I love. It's totally fun & I get to be creative with what I make! So, this time around my expectant coworker is putting together a baby room that has the theme "The Princess and the Frog." I found this awesome green fleece yarn---have you ever seen fleece yarn? I'd never seen any before---it feels great to the hand once it's knitted up, but it's backed with thread which can be hard on the nubbins when you've got it on the needles. Anyhoo, I digress.
The plan was to make a green fleecey baby blanket with a hood and then to put froggy eyes on the hood, a la Kermit the Frog. Well, once I finished it, all the previewers thought it looked froggy enough without the eyes. The purl side is the "right side" 'cause it's all bumpy like froggy skin & it looks so cute! Okay, on to the pics....
Here's my sock monkey, Drusilla, modeling the FO, papoose-style:
And here's a pic of the blankie all stretched out with the purl side up:
Thanks for looking!
The basic design is the lovely, classic pinwheel baby blanket. I just added a hood between one set of the yarnovers and blanket-stitched the hood's edge with the contrast color. And I finished with a ruffle that increases with yarnovers----I found it in "Knitting on the Edge." That's a great book.
Ok, I stop typing now.