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{finally finished!}

{finished!}

The white blanket for Baby T is finally complete!  This is my biggest project completion to date, so when the last stitch finally came off the needles (there was an official countdown for the last 10 stitches!), I did a little happy dance.

{neat little rows of squares}

{31, 724 stitches}

The basket-weave pattern is Susan B. Anderson’s Ruffled Baby Blanket, found in my well-loved Itty Bitty Nursery book.   Her blanket has a beautiful ruffled edge, but since Baby T is going to be a boy, I thought he might like the masculinity of a seed-stitch border instead.

{the tidy seed-stitch border}

{the tidy seed-stitch border}

My sister Kristen wanted a white blanket, something to bring home the baby in, and I think this fits the bill quite nicely…

{lots and lots of repeats!}

{lots and lots of repeats!}

To modify the pattern to add the seed-stitch border:

  • Cast on 154 stitches.
  • Knit 10 rows of seed-stitch.
  • Row 11: work 7 stitches in seed-stitch, then work the basket-weave pattern until the last 7 stitches.  Work 7 stitches in seed stitch.
  • Continue working the pattern, 7 seed stitches, the basket-weave repeats, then 7 seed stitches, until the blanket is the desired length.
  • Work 10 rows of seed-stitch and BO.
{just lovely!}

{love it!}

Here are the specifics:

Now that this is complete, I should be able to to fly through the rest of Baby T’s items.   Off to work on the gray sweater!

Happy Knitting! ~Jenny

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That’s right, Jared Flood – I’m talking to you.  You just had to post this gorgeousness on your blog:

{Shetland-Inspired Blanket} by Jared Flood

{Shetland-Inspired Blanket} by Jared Flood

Which led me immediately here…which led to this showing up on my doorstep a few days later:

{a bowl of Knit Picks City Tweed}

{a bowl of Knit Picks City Tweed}

Oh, and in order to get free shipping, I ended up buying some of this as well:

{super-soft organic cotton}

{super-soft organic cotton}

(which I’ll probably make washcloths with…)

So this haul put me over my yarn budget for the month by an additional* $52.37.

(*I say additional because I was already over my yarn budget for the month by $42.50.  But that’s not important.)

{thanks a lot}

{thanks a lot.}

So, Jared – I know you must just feel terrible about all this, so if you wanted to send over the pattern for this beautiful blanket, all will be forgiven:

{elegant!}

{pretty please!}

Thank You.  Oh, and congratulations on your MFA! ~Jenny

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