Monday, November 28, 2005
This weekend was busy in a relaxing sort of way. I finally got the right yarn for the baby blanket i've been meaning to make for my karate instructors! (who are expecting in june, but still....it's meant as a christmas gift, anyway.)
I found this star pattern, http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html, and made it more baby-like by modifying the colors and making it bigger(28 rows, rather than 15). I used all Caron's Simply soft, in light yellow, white, and rainbow. It was much softer than the Red Heart, which i had started out with. Although strangely i noticed that the rainbow multicolor yarn was slightly coarser than the solid color yarns.
Anyway, I used 3 rows of yellow for the border, 6 rows of rainbow, 13 rows of white, and 6 rows of yellow for the core star. It measures exactly 40" from each point to the opposite side. It took about 9 hours to complete.. I think it's my favorite project so far!