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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Knitting a Baby Blanket

Wool and fruits

Wool and pear

Knitting bag

Knitting bag

Knitting

Knitting

Together with quilting, I enjoy a lot knitting. This was in fact my first craft ability : I learnt knitting at the age of four.
I had the example of my mother knitting all day long for my sister and me, and even for our dolls. She was doing wonderful creations. 
In the past I knitted for all the family, until my children became teenagers and decided that hand knitted pull-overs were not in fashion!
So now I take my grey yarn, my beautiful wooden needles and start a crib blanket for my grand-son to be born in December.
This blanket will have a Liberty fabric lining (you can see it in the first two pictures).
To put my work, I always search in my stash of hand made bags an assorted one. I had forgotten about this shopping bag I did some time ago, and I find it very cute (Echino fabric). 
The yarn is from Rowan, wool and cotton quality.
On the background of the knitting you can see the antique quilt shown here.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, memories :-) My mother used to knit for my dolls. Yes, knitting was in when my children were small, until I found out that my hand knits were just not as practical as shop ones, which were easier to wash :-)
    Exciting news about you new grandson coming! What a Christmas present!
    xx

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  2. I can remember learning to knit with my mother too, but I don't knit so much anymore. Your blanket looks like it will be beautiful and soft. I'm interested to see how you line it.

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  3. This is going to be a lovely blanket for your new grandson! I am also a knitter, but I do not do as much as I used to. I am working on a winter hat for my husband right now. My mother was a fantastic knitter, she taught me.

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  4. That looks so beautiful Christine! Rowan make such wonderful soft yarns :) My mother (a very good knitter) refused to teach me as she was left handed and I'm right handed, so I taught myself in the end! But although I could knit I couldn't understand patterns at all until a friend taught me about 5 years ago! Something very soothing about the repetitive click of the needles, hope you're enjoying making your blanket :)

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  5. The knitting and the quilt are beautiful ! That quilt was a wonderful surprise indeed!

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  6. hallo.. Så fint du stickar..Hoppas du får det översatt så du förstår vad jag skriver.Jag heter också Christine-

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  7. Hello Christine, just stopping by the first time... what a lovely blog! Best wishes from Germany, Annett.

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  8. What a beautiful blanket--I can feel the softness right through the photo. I also like your "still life" with yarn photo at the top.

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  9. Beautiful blanket. Can't wait to see how you line it.

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