One blankie, coming up
Wednesday June 18th 2014, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

Sometimes all it takes is starting that first step.

I bought a full bag of Malabrigo Rios skeins several months ago, a very soft superwash wool and what Parker’s blanket was made of, for a matching drag-around-everywhere blankie for Hudson. I made him that vivid blue silk one when he was born, and it was gorgeous and good for thermoregulating in heat or cold, but for doing head-first dives off the couch into the softness and poking holes in and having Gramma fix it? (I know, I know, so I keep convincing myself–wool really is the way to go.)

And a friend having been burned out of her apartment last year by a hot water heater gone bad, you never know; wool self-extinguishes when you remove the source of flame, whereas synthetics melt onto the skin. Wool is definitely safer around small children.

I finished the ribbing tonight and I’ve started in on the pattern part.  The yarn had thrown a tantrum clear from the next room and had demanded to be next. Nothing else would do. Me me me, it loudly bossed my needles.

At long last and such a relief–I’d wanted to want to work on it and now nothing else will do. (Sorry for the delay, kiddo.)

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I had never thought of the fire hazard of acrylic before. Huh…

Merino counts as wool, right? I need to knit a baby blanket for the fall…

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 06.19.14 @ 5:49 am

Beautiful color!

Comment by Jody 06.19.14 @ 2:07 pm

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