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« on: August 28, 2013 07:46:11 PM »

My sister recently commissioned me to make a baby blanket for one of her friends who is expecting in October.  She was sneaky with this one, because she had asked me for links to patterns with anchors in them for a nautical themed baby blanket, and knowing her knitting speed, this blanket wouldn't be done by October, so I ended up doing this for her.



When finished it measured about 32x40 inches I think. Each square was 7.5" plus the border.

I posted instagram updates daily for her to see my progress.  I ended up finishing this blanket in a little under 5 days.  I did 20 squares in a basket-weave (so I wouldn't get bored knitting a garter or stockinette piece 20 times over) in navy and white (10 of each colour).  The camera was absolutely awful at capturing the true colour of the blue.  It's a really pretty deep navy, but some photos it came out grey, others a paler blue, some black.. oh well, can't be mad at the equipment.
I did a mix of knitting and crocheting in this blanket, the border was crocheted around the blanket and the anchors are chains that were stitched onto the squares, but I figured I would put it in knitting because more than 90% of the blanket was knit.

these were the first 2 squares I finished I did a close up to show the texture, but the colour was way off.


2 days later I finished 3 more squares

then another 3

The next day I finished another 4

and finished the last 6 squares 2 days later


In the end I looked like this

from all the knitting and crocheting. I think I have carpal tunnel or something, so 5 days of non-stop knitting (plus 10 garment repairs/alterations in the mix) put a huge strain on my wrists, which I still haven't fully recovered from.

anywho... thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013 04:45:38 AM »

The blanket is beautiful - but, please be careful with your hands and wrist, you'll want to use them for the rest of your life. So, if it hurts, stop - says and old woman, who has to be very careful knitting or crocheting  Undecided.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013 09:29:33 AM »

The blanket is beautiful - but, please be careful with your hands and wrist, you'll want to use them for the rest of your life. So, if it hurts, stop - says and old woman, who has to be very careful knitting or crocheting  Undecided.

I have been taking it easy on the crafting for the past few days.  I have doctor's appointment to get them looked at tomorrow, so I should be getting a more permanent remedy for this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013 11:21:33 AM »

I'm glad to hear it. Maybe you could sew instead - I think I remember some very nice dresses and pants you've made. It is not hard on the wrist.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013 11:43:57 AM »

I'm glad to hear it. Maybe you could sew instead - I think I remember some very nice dresses and pants you've made. It is not hard on the wrist.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, and I was prepping a costume for sewing yesterday and it was also kinda hard on my wrists.  It's unfortunate, the best I can do is just tape/wrap/splint my wrists every so often to keep them from hurting..
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