Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and firehouse meetings night…
The girls blogged about this project today too. The photos are the same, but the story is different. The Yellow Argosy Baby Blanket began at the very end of December, 2010. Long-time readers might recall that was just a few days after Sissy’s double-glaucoma diagnosis, after she went blind in her left eye on Christmas Eve. Pardon the pun, but it was a very dark time in the woods. Sissy was in pain – because we were unable to manage the glaucoma in the left eye – and I’m not sure why I thought casting on for a baby blanket was a good idea.
Anyway, you can go to the girls’ post to read more about the history of said blanket/project. Below is the finished object report.
Project: Yellow Argosy.
Pattern: Argosy Baby Blanket. This is my third Argosy. The shawl was one of the first shawls/lace projects I did, and I really enjoyed the scarf too. As I’ve gifted all three Argosy projects to date, I am pondering the wrap for me!
The pattern is easy enough to memorize and keep track of, but I still made a few mistakes. Baby E and her mom seem quite pleased with it as-is though, so shhhh…
My only modification was the twice-around, single crochet trim. I had only intended to go around once, but the Knight announced more PANK was needed, so…
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, for both the body and the trim. Lovely yarn. Great wool blend that makes it easy-care too.
Needles: US #7 extra-extra-long circular needle. Actually, I used my Knitpick Options and sized up and down on cord length as needed. The blanket is actually knitted from that one lone square, increased on both sides to its widest point, then decreased both sides back to one square.
I also used a “H” crochet hook for the PANK trim.
Thankful? I’m thankful that my handknits find loving homes. I’m thankful for the friends who stocked up my cupboard with baby socks and baby sweaters, so that I can knit a hat or a blanket or a toy or… just pull something out and gift it with love from all over.
I’m also thankful for friends who know that knitted with dog hair means more love too.
What are you thankful for today?