The sun is out today! Seriously a picture perfect autumn day. I walked the dog around town and spotted a hand-knit grey hat and a crochet scarf. Yarn projects are finally out and about.
In other news, my flower motif baby blanket finally saw the light of day. The motifs are from the Flower Garden Scarf, available in the comprehensive Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Happy Hooker. To make the blanket, assemble just as the scarf is made. On the second row, continue assembling as normal except attach the previous strip also. For this blanket I made a diagonal appearance by starting on the second motif in the scarf series on the second row, the third motif on the third row and so on.
I made the blanket this summer with yarn from my stash which was perfect since it was light and airy. (For that reason I suppose that I’ll have to wait until late spring to gift this particular item.) If I made this blanket again I would only make solid color motifs. Those little circles doubled my time weaving in ends!
The yarn is stitched in Lion Brand Baby Soft in white and bubblegum and an unknown navy of the same weight with an f hook. I have never seen a Baby Soft navy available in stores, but it apparently is out there. On the Lion Brand site they list Baby Soft colors I have never laid eyes on, for example the black, pistachio and lemon drop. Where do I get those colors?