09 January 2012
the truth is, it's always knitting season in my book, though i feel like i've definitely been kicking it into high gear these past few months (watch out, i've got lots of knitting catch up to do!). after all the shawl knitting i did last spring and summer, i took a quick break to knit up this beautiful blanket for my friend's new baby boy, hartley. i started this blanket just a few weeks before hartley made his arrival in august [at which point we didn't know if he would be a he or a she] and worked on it all the way on our trip to california and back, finishing it in late august and finally getting to wash, block, and mail it in september.
the pattern is the baby chalice blanket by karen lauger. it was narrower than i expected, so i made it longer so that it would be what i think of as an acceptable size for a baby [i repeated the pattern 12 times instead of 9 and stupid me i forgot to take the final measurements]. i used three skeins of lorna's laces shepherd's worsted, which was a dream to work with.
my only wish is that i could see this little guy all wrapped up in this lovely blanket.
[more details on ravelry here]