Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Now I lay me down to sleep

I have finished this very creative blanket for one of my close friends at work. She has been bugging me for weeks about when she'll finally get to see it. I put on the last 2 faces and 4 hooves this afternoon when I was experiencing a writing block this afternoon.

Pattern: Sheep Dreams from "Knit Baby Blankets!" by Dori Betjemann

Yarn: KnitPicks Swish Superwash in Dublin; Bernat Satin in Silk & Ebony

Needles: Size 7 circular

I loved the pattern for this blanket. There were a number of different stitches that came together for an interesting, yet simple design. Plus, it kept my attention throughout as the stitches changed every couple rows. Even without the sheep, I thought it was beautiful blanket. But, the sheep just add so much to it.

Will I make this one again? I am not sure. The blanket itself was simple and didn't take that much time. However, each sheep took almost an hour to do. That's 14 hours of just "sheep work". There are so many other amazing patterns that I am dying to make for the next baby to come into this world that I'm sure it'll be awhile before I feel the bug to do this one again.

Perhaps this will be a one of kind blanket...perfect for that one of a kind friend!


PHD Knitter said...

Baaah! Beautiful - the sheep really bring the whole blanket together. Well worth the 14 hours I think :) She's going to love it!

Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE it! You are so incredible. I can just hardly believe that you once thought you had no creativity! Way to go, sis!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed all of the time with all 3 of my daughters. This is just one more expression of talent. Way to GO!!

s t a c i said...

Wow - that is really beautiful! I love the color, and the way the sheep stand out against the background. Very cool!

Were the sheep duplicate stitched in, or intarsia?

Pheelya said...

It came out beautifully!! The sheep are adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Hi -
Your blanket is beautiful. I just started the same project and right away am having trouble with Row 10, where the designer says to knit 2 at the end of the row. Whether she meant to knit 2 instead of knitting 2 together, which would increase one stitch in the row, or knit 2 together twice instead of purling, the rib pattern is off. Could you possibly help me out?