my sister's soon to arrive first baby in....
A small but soft bit of luxury, that is still to be blocked but is at last, off the needles.
Cashmere with a knitted bound edging that I hope will lie flatter once I get a bit of steam onto it. At the moment it is a bit too bouncy and curly for my liking.
This was a blanket that constantly evolved as I knitted. I started off with the idea in mind of it being mostly the soft linen colour with just one stripe of pale pink on it somewhere.
Then it was going to have a simple pink tipped ruffle instead, about two thirds of the way up. By the time I was halfway through I had decided that I wanted it to feel and look a little like an old favourite sweater- hence the small band of Fair Isle. I had to ponder the edge finish for a while as I wanted to keep the overall feeling simple. After seeing this blanket, I decided on the knitted bound edge.
Hope the baby likes it...we'll find out in just a few weeks.
I am just a little bit excited.
Just a bit....