Thursday, June 08, 2006

Racing the Baby

Unlike the incomparable Yarn Harlot, I admit to racing my friends' unborn child. Yes, it probably is wrong. But, it's also the only way this baby blankie's getting done in time! Know thyself.

Started:28 May
Pattern:Reversible Baby Blanket, from the Jan 1981 issue of Workbasket magazine.
Yarn:Caron Simply Soft, 100% acrylic, color 9909 - soft blue.
Needles:Size 8 circular

About these needles... I bought Boye needles because they're the needles of my youth, and because I was amazed that they're still made it the good ol' U.S. of A. And, as it turns out, they're bloody awful. Given the same choice again, I'd try another brand. Maybe it's an aberration and the rest of their needles are great, but the needles I'm holding do NOT make for a smooth knit. However, when you're racing a baby, you use what you have on hand.

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