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thadine
« on: October 23, 2008 04:36:22 PM »

Anyone interested in joining me in a baby blanket knitalong? Any size, any pattern - I just want some company Smiley

I have just started what I hope to be a 1 square meter moss stitch blanket. It took me half an hour to cast on (cause I'm using 4-ply yarn and small needles)!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008 05:52:25 PM »

I'm actually roughly in the middle of a baby blanket, if that counts!  I'm doing a patchwork of Bobbles the Sheep dishcloth squares and moss stitch squares (white sheep, blue moss), that I'm eventually going to seam together.  I find it a much more fulfilling way to knit baby blankets.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 10:05:30 PM »

Halfway through is fine  Grin

I just realised I didn't describe my blankie at all... I was just amazed at how long it took to cast on  Embarrassed

It's a bright orange wool moss stitch square. Super simple! Depending on how I feel and how it looks, I might put some kind of edging around it.

The sheep and moss sounds so cute. Makes me want to do another one with green hills, blue sky, and sheep somehow stuck on top of the grass... but must restrain myself to only 1 project at a time!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 02:41:32 PM »

I cast on my 5th (and last) Bobbles yesterday, though I'm not very far along with it.  I need to get jumping on the blue squares, as I have 3 left.  Here's a finished Bobbles:


And here's where I am with the last one:


It's Caron Simply Soft, not sure if I said that, before.  This actually started out as a striped garter st. blanket, but I was about to claw my eyes out after the second stripe.  I'd just finished one of those for a co-worker, and all that knit stitch was driving me mad.  I need to learn Continental.  I think that'd make it a lot more bearable.  So, anyway, I'd been knitting a dishcloth for a swap, and it was so easy and fun (it was the cabled owl pattern, knit on the bias), I got the idea to do this, so I frogged the stripes, or rather DH did, and here we are!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 10:47:37 AM »

I just found out one of my good friend is pregnant and I'm planning to knit her a baby blanket so I may join you (I have a few Christmas projects to finish first). I'm still trying to decide which yarn and which pattern to use.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008 11:53:54 AM »

i'm 2/3 of the way through  the super easy baby blanket from purlbee.
i hate that stupid blanket so so much.
i'd be willing to keep company though!
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008 11:59:15 AM »

Ahhh!
I am almost done with this [see below] blanket for my cousin's baby! I'm using a yummy green color + white!
http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/2007/02/feather-and-fan-rainbow-baby-blanket.html

Plus I just found out another cousin is pregnant, so I'll be starting another blanket soon!

Great idea :]

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lunasblue
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008 04:39:33 PM »

can I join x2? A beloved co worker and his wife are expecting twins!!!! I found this awesome pattern I've used before (2 years ago for my sisters friend - "the be-ribboned blanket" - I'll look around to find the pattern and post here  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008 04:51:27 PM »

http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftberibblanket.htm
This was it! super simple and so cute - no pics to post but I will definitely post this time around  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008 05:11:49 PM »

How is everyone doing with thier blankets? I have a friend where the baby is already here but babys can always use another blanket, right?

I had started the blanket on the back of the yarn patter and it was driving me nuts so I figured I would find a pretty lace pattern and use regualr yarn to make a pretty blanket that wouldn't bore me to tears. I'm loving this. The pattern I am using is Queen Anne's Lace by MMario in a soft baby pink.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2008 06:27:46 PM »

I haven't started yet - I'm trying to finish up some projects but I have been researching other blankets for inspiration and this is what I found.
I'm also waiting for the results from my coworker... I was thinking of maybe just the motifs in the middle and some nice cable detail on the edges
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafmoonstars.htm
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/motifteddybear.htm
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2008 06:59:47 PM »

The moon and stars is just too adorable. That yellow totally works.
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Credu.Afon
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009 05:04:55 PM »

is anyone still working on baby blankets?

Im working on one right now for mine due in may and i just found out my SIL is having a baby too! so i will be making some more for her..love some people to knit with... Cheesy <~~this is a begging face..i would really love some company lol..
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Credu.Afon
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009 05:35:39 PM »

This is the blanket i have been working on...

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knitty_kitty
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2009 07:16:56 PM »

Is that the Basketweave Baby Blanket from Mary Maxim?
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2009 04:25:14 PM »

i'm in.  i just started a baby blanket today.  i'm using Caron SS in green heather.  i'm experimenting with a fan's and feather's sock pattern.  if i don't hate it I'll post pictures when i have something worth showing.
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Mama2KBR
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2009 02:38:28 PM »

This is the blanket i have been working on...

Don't you just LOVE entrelac?
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009 08:27:16 AM »

I finished this pinwheel blankie a few months ago - -
planning to give it to charity, but it's kinda hard to let it go Smiley
Need to just cast on another & release the first!
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2009 06:07:49 PM »

I actually just decided to knit some blankets to donate to a hospital. I'm thinking the one my sister in law works at. So ive started some squares with scraps...well not so much scraps and yarn I bought bc I liked it but never figured out what to make with it. I'm also going to do some star blankets with some real scrap yarn. So I'm in.
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Shablina
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009 08:06:29 PM »

so lots of babies coming and I have a list to knit for I started my first hooded blankie today!  it is in cotton tot a baby blue color with a white varigated trim
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2009 09:08:15 PM »

I'm working on a pinwheel blanket for a co-worker and his wife's first baby. The pattern can be found here: http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm . It's pretty easy, so I got kinda bored and started some socks, but I really need to work on it so I'll join in here for hopefully some inspiration. Here's where it is so far. I hope the baby's not due anytime soon...





I also just learned a long-time co-worker is going to be a grandmother for the first time, and that baby is due in winter, so if you have any suggestions for another pattern to try, maybe something a little more complicated, let me know and I'll check it out. No too complicated, though, but I have plenty of time right now, so I'm checking out as many patterns as I can at the moment while I work on other things...
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2009 01:33:47 PM »

Kayrun, that orange variegated (or self-striping?) yarn turned out nicely. I made a pinwheel baby blanket last summer, but it was just plain white with a pink border; I'll have to remember variegated can look nice in a pinwheel.
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2009 11:40:18 AM »

ok so like a dork I finished 2  blankets since I posted on here and posted 1 of the fnished ones on ravelry but forgot about here. I did a cotton hooded srap and just a basic stripe blanket.  I will see if she post pics of the striped and I will post pic of the wrap later. I have a few more I need to get going on but I am working on a wrap for my MIL that is boring so I need to  keep moving on it  next time dh brings me a mag and says make this for mom I look before I agree! Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2009 08:11:44 AM »

Kayrun, that orange variegated (or self-striping?) yarn turned out nicely. I made a pinwheel baby blanket last summer, but it was just plain white with a pink border; I'll have to remember variegated can look nice in a pinwheel.

Thanks for noticing!  It was my first time using that yarn, and I was very pleased with the result.  Hoping to do another one with another self-patterning yarn.
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ChloeRomanov
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2009 09:54:25 AM »

I'd love to join in on this!
Last year I made a blanket for a college buddy's first child and really enjoyed it.  A co-worker challenged me to make a baby blanket for charity, and by the end of the year I had 12 knit blankets and four fleece blankies.  It was so much fun; the size is just enough to experiment with different yarns and patterns, but not so big you get bored.  I've got some friends expecting children in the upcoming months, and I'd like to deliver another box to the chairty at the end of the year, so this is a great spot to keep me going!

I've been into knitting with cotton lately, and I have one blanket that's nearly done, and another two planned.  Look forward to seeing what we all produce!

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2009 04:12:45 PM »

Ok im game.  I just found out my cousin (sorta) is preggo and I want to make her something for the baby.  I started on this blanket today....http://www.alexislayton.com/star-doily-blanket/  I am on row 23 already and it seems to be going along without a problem.
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2009 08:20:55 AM »

I didn't see this thread until after I had posted my lace baby blanket pics in completed projects.  I don't think I should use up space by posting my pics twice but I hope you will go have a peek and tell me what you think.
I altered the pattern from the vintage original so that it could be done in the round on a circular needle with no seams.
Since finishing, I have thought of some more ways to improve it so I have just started another one to see if I am right!
If this knitalong is still going I will post a pic of the new one here.
Ravenb83 - I looked at the link you had for the star doily blanket and I love it.  Another one added to my ever-growing list of must-do projects!
So much knitting - so little time!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2009 04:12:30 PM »

One cotton blanket is finished and lined (I don't think I'll do that again!)

Two more cotton blankets are already 20" square.  A few more posts and I'll be able to post pictures!
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2009 11:20:18 AM »

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I really like working with the cotton -- so cheap, such great colors, and they feel so nice once you wash them.  (And they get better and better with each wash!)

I ended up taking the lining out of the one cotton blanket, and never bothered to do it for the other two.  They don't need it, and it madde them drape a bit oddly.  Probably took me less than a month of casual knitting do do each of these, which are between 32" and 34" square.  (They're based on the Mason Dixon Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps patterns.)

White log cabin with multi stripes and mitered edges:


Close up of the corner:


Duck, duck, goose (for some reason the colors make me think of a big fluffy goose)


And my favorite (I wish I had enough patience to make a cotton blanket like this big enough for me!)


Earlier this spring I finished a hooded blanket/wrap for a co-workers baby shower -- with a day to spare.  The pattern is a simple one, right off the Lion Brand Pound O' Love yarn, but it's really easy (if you don't mind seed stitch) and I've been making them for all my expectant friends.  But you know, I haven't tried it in cotton yet....

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« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2009 11:20:54 AM »

outstanding!
Love them all~
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