Though I just haven’t been in a knitting mood lately, I feel compelled to do something productive while watching episodes of The O.C. on hulu and the first season of Chuck from Netflix. I find that pinwheel baby blankets are perfect for this purpose. Once you’ve transferred the blanket to circulars, you can rock on with little attention needed for the knitting. Here’s the pinwheel I finished while revisiting the over-privileged characters of Newport Beach:
A friend called this “the lily pad,” an idea I like very much. It’s for a little one who’s about six months old right now. My goal is to get this to him before he is seven months old.
I decided to make a second blanket for his older sister, for her doll babies. This one was finished while watching the first few episodes of Eli Stone (jury’s still out, will give it a few more watches):
I made this one out of long-held stashed yarn, and ran out of the purple. When I realized this was going to happen, I couldn’t bring myself to unknit and decided to finish with the gray. I added some duplicate stitch leaves in the purple to try to tie the sections together. I kind of like the duplicate stitch effect, but overall am not loving my solution. I don’t know the little one very well, so I can’t guess at her reaction to the “arty-ness” (or lack thereof).