Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Finished: Log Cabin Baby Blanket

Meet Elmer, the newest elephant in the family.
Pattern: Log Cabin Baby Blanket; section width determined by random number generator
Yarn: recycled from an Old Navy cardigan; 10% wool, 90% acrylic
Needles: US 7 Addi Turbo circs
Dimensions: 27.5" x 28.5" before blocking, 30.5" x 32" after blocking
Recipient: my coworker's baby, born at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning

Not much else to say about this one. It was an easy and straightforward knit, although it was getting awfully heavy toward the end. This was the perfect use for this yarn; it's soft and machine washable, so very baby friendly.

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Thank you all for your compliments on the socks! I'm hoping to get them and some other goodies out to my Sockret Pal this weekend so that she can soon model them on her own feet. To answer Carrie's question, I don't know how drafty they are. I only had them on for a couple of minutes to take the photos -- and to be perfectly honest, we shot them right after I got out of the shower, so everything was a bit drafty. They are wool, though, so I would think they'd keep your feet warm but also let them breathe a bit (do you ever have that problem where your feet sweat even when you're cold?).

Like many others in the Midwest and Northeast, we're cleaning up from that big ice storm. J did manage to get in from Chicago today, so we're laying low and keeping warm and hoping the cars will start in the morning. If ever there was a time to sit with a big pile of wool in one's lap, this would be it -- and J is particularly happy about that, as (now that the baby blanket is finished) that pile of wool is his sweater once again.

Happy Valentine's Day! I leave you with a shot of a couple of the roses J surprised me with at work yesterday (they were delivered a day early because the store was apparently worried they wouldn't make it out today).


  1. Pretty flowers! I most of last night wondering if the power was going to go out because the lights were flickering because of the ice. Our power lines were also making an interesting buzzing noise. Did you get to stay home today?

    I think it's funny that you got a new elephant because I just got a new groundhog. You can never have too many groundhogs to keep the knitting in line.

  2. The blanket looks lovely - what a great use of recycled yarn.