Friends of ours who had moved back to Australia had a little darling girl in March. And since I knew that they were expecting back in September I started knitting a baby blanket for them.
Because they live in Australia I decided on cotton and I chose DROPS Muskat, which has a lovely shine to it. They didn’t know that they were having a girl, so I decided on a bright and colourful blanket. I had even more colours to pick from, but I’m actually really pleased with the end result, the colours just work really well together. As you can see I stuck to a straightforward garter stitch, which made this blanket a relatively easy and quick knit, although I did take my time as I had some Christmas knitting to do in between starting and finishing it. And of course I added my lovely logo that I ordered from a lady in France. Here’s the finished blanket that I sent on its way once I heard that my friends daughter had been born. However, not having heard anything I recently checked with my friend and it turns out that they had moved and even though they had a redirection from their previous address any parcels they were expecting didn’t make it to their new place.
So, it looks like this rather lovely blanket has been lost :-(.
Right folks, let’s try and get some FO pictures up here. In February/March when I was still teaching my craft group we made crowns. I decided to make one for my friends son who had a birthday coming up.
I decided to go with a simple red piece of felt and add some pre-cut animals onto it. And then I was able to find some nice buttons to add on the top of the crown. And Luke was friendly (or not) enough to model it for me.
This is the fourth and final part of my series of posts of the things I knitted for my good friend from school. She had a little boy in Germany in February and she’s since moved back to Tanzania where her husband is from. I wasn’t sure if she would need warm jumpers, socks, hats, etc. But my friend assured me that it was needed.
So, I knitted a little stripy bonnet. And yes, I know I’m going to be predictable here, but it is another DROPS pattern.