September 14, 2011

Change of Plans

I'd been working on scarves for the last week or two and finished another and published the pattern yesterday, and was going to try to figure out a hat to match.  Well that didn't go so well.  I started the crown like I've done other hats then switched to the stitch I used in the scarf, but something didn't work out and it ended up getting smaller.  I'm not sure if I can adjust the stitching to make it work out or not and it was beginning to frustrate me after several attempts, so I put it down for a bit and moved on.

What I moved on to was a baby blanket with the same stitch.  I actually started this last week and put it aside to finish the scarf, so before starting another project, I figured I'd get as much done on the blanket as I could before I ran out of the light blue yarn.

I sure hope I can find the same color yarn and the dye lot doesn't change much because it really shows with a solid blanket if the new skein doesn't match perfectly.

What I've dubbed the Accidental Stitch works up very quickly and makes for a nice piece with just a little bit of texture without being too bumpy or rough.  As soon as I have the stitches and dimensions worked out for the blanket, I'll write it and publish the free pattern for that too.

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Holly Louise said...

pretty blue blankie! isn't Red Heart no dye lot these days? I thought at least the solids are...but I could be wrong!!

Trying my best to get started on Christmas gifts - keep reminding myself that it's really not too far away anymore!

Mary said...

I love that blue in the baby blankie, Marie Anne. Actually, RH yarn SS doesn't do dye lots (so the color is the same always) so hopefully you'll get the same color when you go back for more. Oh, I see the lady above said the same thing :) Are you on Ravelry? I'd like to friend ya there if you are.

~Claire~ said...

That stitch looks wonderful here- looks nice and cozy for babe!