I had promised myself I would only work on one knitting project at a time … unfortunately I am unable to comply with that! Currently I have 2 large afghans on the go and maybe 4 baby blankets. I just can’t resist when I see new yarn and want to start a new project! It’s an addiction of some sort I think. Or maybe I just can’t focus on one knitting project at a time.
I’m working on a beautiful green knitted blanket that is made up of butterflies. It’s one of the hardest blankets I’ve made and must concentrate intently when I work on the pattern (I’ve spent a LOT of time knitting backwards, rather than forwards).
I also spied some beautiful variegated yarn on a site called Ice Yarns. The company is actually located in Turkey (crazy, I know) but they have the most beautiful colours and the prices are great, it’s just the shipping that costs you, but it works out the same as buying here. So I’ve started another blanket with the lovely yarn I got (of course it arrived in a few days, so then I absolutely had to start another project!).
The one I work one during breaks at work is this knitted pink blankie. The yarn is Snuggly Wuggly and so darn soft. The pattern I picked is from Our Best Knit Baby Afghans called Blue Tranquillity. It’s a nice easy pattern that I can do quickly (as I’m a slow knitter) but I think it looks quite pretty.
What to do with all these little knitted baby afghans? My plan is to donate them to a hospital near and dear to me for their maternity ward. I’d like them to be given to mothers with stillborn babies. I think it would be nice to have a soft blanket to hold your baby. I’m hoping they won’t refuse the offer as I have yet to ask them. If they do, then I will find somewhere else that could benefit from them.