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« on: March 29, 2006 04:02:07 AM »

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.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006 05:05:31 AM »

That is a cool idea for a baby blanket.  I love the color too.  Is that polar spun yarn?  I have some I haven't used yet.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006 05:48:01 AM »

Very nice!  I love it.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006 05:53:13 AM »

Thanks for the compliments!  Grin

The fleece yarn is by Knit One Crochet Too, I think.  It feels so soft!  I would definitely knit with it again.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006 06:37:31 AM »

Its so beautiful.  Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006 08:21:03 AM »

very cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006 12:50:58 AM »

The creativity of the posters here on Craftster never ceases to amaze me, another beautiful FO!  Anyone who knitted that for a baby of mine would become an honorary Aunt, for sure!

Just... gorgeous! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006 08:23:26 AM »

I really like your variation! And your Monkey!!!!!  Grin
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