Sunday, April 20, 2008

Babette

Babette is all finished- well almost. I finished the last few rounds a few days ago and weaved in all the loose ends. I tossed it in the washer and dryer (Knitpicks Swish superwash) knowing the yarn would soften up, the stitches would bloom and my blanket would be nice and snuggly.

Then I noticed holes

everywhere.

My poor blanket looks like it has been loved on quite a bit- the washer and dryer loved it long time. I am just glad that it is not a gift, I fear this one won't hold up too long. I will make all the necessary repairs, then this will have a permanent home on my side of the couch. It is the perfect lap blanket (29" X 37").

I really see myself crocheting another one of these. Next time I will probably crochet all the squares at once then do all the seaming. I noticed differences in my gauge in some of the sections, and the seaming does not match because I used a different method in the later rounds. I enjoyed this muchly, and am glad to be able to cross it off my list.

As a reward for finishing Babette, I started swatching for Lemonade v.2. I am using Sublime Cotton Soya and I am in love! This yarn begs to be knit into baby sweaters- it is buttery soft, knits up beautifully, and is machine washable. Stay tuned!

Even though my Mom does not read my blog (If you do, and I don't know, you better come clean woman!) I want to wish her a very happy birthday today! She and I are so alike in so many ways and I could not imagine my life without her in it. I love you, Mom! Thank you for always being there for me, never judging me, giving me great advice and loving me the most!

6 comments:

DAWN said...

"the dryer loved it long time"-- I laughed and laughed. Too funny, not the knotty bits coming out of hiding but your sense of humor about it is wonderful. I think it turned out great, too.

Lara said...

The yarn seems to have come through ok, though, so that's good. I feared felting.

I knitted a Hemlock Ring blanket out of Swish and it felted in the wash, despite its superwash label.

Pretty Babette! My daughter and I have been considering it for a long time.

urbanknitrix said...

Happy B day Amandas' Mom!! I so need to pick up those crochet needles.

Alice said...

Even after washing I still think its beautiful! The colors you chose are so good together.

del said...

Oh no, what happened? It's really a gorgeous blanket. I love all the colors.

"loved it long time" ... that made me LOL, too!

TheSteph said...

Gasp! Holes.

I hope you can fix it. :) I know you can (and will).