Monday, January 12, 2009

First Finished Objects of 2009

This is the Wool Peddler Shawl from Folk Shawls. It's for my mom. Her birthday was Dec 23, but better late than never, eh?
This is a baby blanket for a friend in San Diego. I started the middle section, in linen stitch, possibly my favorite stitch. I like how the alternating the yarns gives it a subtle striping look. The borders in garter stitch, finished off with a row of single crochet. Simple and nice.

Usually I'm not a big fan of garter stitch, but this project changed my mind. I may do future blankets in garter stitch.
Tonight, I'm going to cast on for Best Friend's Emerald sweater from Knitty. She says she's in no hurry, but it was supposed to be her birthday present, back in Nov '08.

1 comment:

KnitTech said...

The shawl is lovely. Your right, the alternating rows make the colors pop.