Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Book Review

Since I have "mastered" the Feathers & Fan pattern (the only pattern I've actually knitted!), I decided that I wanted to branch out. So in an effort to diversify my knitting efforts, I have been checking knitting books out at the library left & right! I got one today that I just have to rave about because it is awesome! The book is called 200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Blankets by Jan Eaton. Let me just say WOW! This book is for knitters & crocheters alike! She has a lot of cute patterns that are much different than what you can find online. Also, it's nice that she specifies which patterns are knitted & which ones are crocheted. If you're interested in making baby blankets as gifts or to sell, I would definitely recommend purchasing this book! (You could rent it from the library, but how would you ever write down all the fantastic patterns in it!)

Feathers & Fans

My sister purchased the Feathers & Fans pattern from Muench Yarns. I have used it several times since she shared it with me. This is the second blanket I made using the pattern. It's super easy to knit & goes quickly. It usually takes me around 4 - 5 days to knit this pattern using the right yarn! With this blanket, I used size 11 needles with 4 skeins of LionBrand Homespun yarn. I wish I could remember the name of the color, but unfortunately, I had already thrown out the paper. This blanket is up for sale in My Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You've Found Me!

Welcome to my new knitting blog! I am a new knitter - just recently learning about 2 months ago. Since then I've made several baby blankets. I will use this blog to display my projects as well as link to other informative sites on Knitting. I hope you guys will enjoy this & come back frequently to check out what I've done as well as to maybe inspire you to take up knitting yourselves! Thanks for visiting!