Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Storm FO


Pattern: Pinwheel Baby Blanket
Size: 36 inches in diameter
Yarn: From the center working out Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dye in Storm, Twirl in Fog, Panache in Slate, Quarry in Luna Pearl, Wool of the Andes Bulky in Pewter, , Sierra(the label says Cadena new name in the works?) in Mist in a seed stitch, Shamrock in Fitzpatrick on the bind off.
Needles: Size 10 dpns, and size 10 29 inch circs.
Started April 19, 2007
Finished May 6, 2007

It's officially finished. E helped take out the pins. She loves to help with blocking. The blanket is a nice size, not huge but not small. E asked me to make one for her in different colors. It's a fun pattern that works so much better in wool then acrylic. Acrylic rolls like crazy and can not be blocked. No more acrylic Pinwheels for me!

Henry the Bear is coming along nicely. He has a completed body and three limbs, two arms and a leg. Just one more leg and two ears then I can sew on his appendages.

6 comments:

Susan said...

Pinwheel/Storm turned out fantastic.

I love that shape for a baby blanket. Just perfect & the new owner looks satisfied as well!

Starfish said...

What a great blanket. I've been looking for something to make to match my son's orange and grey stroller - this just may fit the bill!

Just A Knit Wit said...

Beautiful! Baby and blanket both! Bravo! (I seem to be on a "b" theme here...)

msubulldog said...

Oh, it turned out just darling! I love it! How many yards do you think you used total? The pattern doesn't specify and I'm always curious.

evergreenknits said...

This blanket has such a cool concept. What a refreshing change from usual sugariness that you see with baby things...

Sourire11 said...

Adorable! Both the baby and the blanket. And thanks for the advice on not using acrylic for that pattern - I have a friend who is expecting and I was wanting to make her one... I'm thinking swish superwash would be good.