Finished Baby Blanket

I stayed up past my bedtime last night and finished up Petr. I finally said to myself, "Bah! It doesn't need to be square. It's big enough!" and I did the border and bound off. It's about 41"x31". A nice rectangle.

As I looked at it last night, I thought about what a lovely pattern it is. Simple, but pretty. I like the way the decreases make a nice decorative diagonal line after the yarn-overs. As I looked closer, I thought, "Gee...you really can see where I started up again after not working on this for a year and a half".

At first I thought it might be because the yarn had sat on the needles for so long. The I looked closer and realized that wasn't the case at all.

When I picked this up again, I knew the pattern was something like, K4, YO, K2tog, on and on until you want to poke the knitting needle in your eye. Well, as I looked at it, I realized it must have been K4, YO, SSK. This gave that nice decorative, diagonal line. K2tog just gives a sort of "blah" effect. To a knitters eye, this pops right out. To a non-knitter, I think they'd realize something is not quite right there.

Needless to say, I'm glad to no longer be working on this thing. I won't be ripping back and re-doing this. I might just keep it for myself as a lap blanket. I kind of like it, and I can use to judge just how evil acrylic really is.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Acrylic is not evil. Some of it is very nice and soft and yes it is manmade from non renewable resouces, but it is not evil. Have a great weekend

Mom

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