Or, part 2 of yesterday’s post…
Happy Thorsday, little friday, Thankful Thursday, 3rd day of Christmas and more. Gretchen has a cute little post up today about some of her favorite parts of Christmas thus far…
So, today’s post is really a finished object report, but first, the hound connection. I met Kari through blogging. Her departed Fred, a bloodhound, had food issues too, so bonding wasn’t hard to do! Kari lives in Texas, so when she announced she was expecting, I knew just what I wanted to knit for her…
It had to be lightweight and easy-care, because I’m pretty sure Haylie – the beautiful chocolate lab – thinks Kari is just the incubator for HER two-legged baby. Enter the Tofutsies Blanket.
The fur-girls had to make sure the blankie really was suitable for Mini-K. Long-time readers might recall that baby Sissy had a SERIOUS problem with Tofutsies as a pup. Maybe even then, she was trying to tell us she needed a fish kibble? (If that sounds crazy, just keep reading.)
Pattern: Stringtown’s Tofutsies Baby Blanket. What a FABULOUS, simple pattern! Look out friends… I have a ton of Tofutsies (and a friend with a yarn shop that stocks it), so more of these might be coming. It’s a car seat/stroller sized blankie, and it’s just light and lofty.
Courtesy of Ravelry & SWTC
My only modification was to use “scraps” as Tofutsies skeins are nice and large so I generally have enough left over to do a pair of footies or something. I was inspired to transition between colors by the Tofu Tee, which is also knit with Tofutsies, holding two strands together.
Yarn: Duh? Tofutsies in assorted colors. I love this yarn because it’s the easiest care light fingering weight yarn ever. It has loft -gets light and fluffy – so it’s great for blankets and baby clothes yet still does great socks and shawls too. It is splitty, but that doesn’t bother me. I just don’t use pointy tips with this yarn.
But what you REALLY need to know is that it is a blend of superwash wool, “soysilk”, cotton and chitin – made from shrimp and crab shells. (Hence baby Sis’s fascination with the yarn!)
Needles: US #8 circs
Verdict: Well, I’ve already said it; I see more of these in my future! It was a quick, fun knit and I know it will serve baby Mini-K well, without causing her parents any trouble with special care needs. I just hope Haylie doesn’t love the yarn as much as baby Sissy did!
Obviously, I’m thankful for Tofutsies, but I’m also thankful for all the wee ones coming into the world right now. Several of my friends who have had or are having babies have had a few more challenges than some on the path, so that makes the babies all the more treasured.
Thankfully, both of our local friends who had to have surgery are doing okay. One is back home even!
I’m really thankful though for all of our doggy-bloggy friends. It cracks me up when I think about how I started a blog just so I could participate in a swap, and now Chanknits is barely accurate, as Chan doesn’t knit much at all these days…
What are you thankful for today?