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« on: March 23, 2007 11:23:32 PM »

So I finally have a friend who's pregnant! (I've worked at a maternity store for the past 3 years and not had any pregnant friends  Angry) But I started knitting in December, lo and behold, someone gets pregnant! Anyway, I'm about 1/4th of the way through the Big Bad Baby Blanket from the Stitch N Bitch book. She's having a boy and her boy and her picked out all this cute safari/animal themed bedroom stuff, with giraffes and whatnot, colored mostly khakis and greens (when not animals). So I wanted to pick a yarn that matched, I wanted wool because that's what the pattern recommended, and I wanted it to be easy to care for. Lo! I found this! The Cedar grove color, of course. Knit holding 2 strands together the whole time and not deviating from the pattern at all, it looks like camouflage knitted up! I didn't realize it until I got a good chunk done, but it's awesome! If anyones looking for a yarn that knits up to look exactly like Camouflage, this is it! I just wanted to share that. And I will of course post pictures when it's all done.  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007 01:20:42 PM »

How many skeins of the yarn does it take?
I've made this blanket a couple of times, it gets faster and faster and bonus, you can knit while watching tv (once you get past the 20 seed stitch rows).

« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007 09:23:42 AM »

Yup, most of my knitting is done watching movies at home or in the theatre, or while hubby drives, so it goes pretty quick. I'm halfway done now, but we're in the middle of a move, so I haven't been knitting as often as I was. I think it's going to take 12 balls to make this blanket (the balls of yarn I'm using are on the small side). I have 18 balls though, just to be safe. Not for making adorable baby cargo camo pants, nope, not me...

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007 12:22:26 PM »

I'm starting now... my second is due in 10 weeks, and I decided he deserves one of his own, without all the pinks and purples that I put into his big sister's blanky.

I still have to modify the pattern, because I am using Colinette Jitterbug (I wanted the blanket to be lightweight, and the colorway was to die for...) so now I am just preparing a gauge sample.

So, here we go...

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