Off the Hook (and the needles)

I had some comments about a recent post, where I mentioned one couldn’t have too many projects going at once.  Just so you know………I’m equally as jazzed about finishing projects as starting them!  Here’s a couple that are waiting in line for “real pictures”…..

Love this color....I call it electric fuchsia!

Love this color….I call it electric fuchsia!

Love this pattern, it seems to make up so fast. Perfect take along project too.

Love this pattern, it seems to make up so fast. Perfect take along project too.

So, this means I get to start a couple more new things, right??

Finished!

It’s been awhile since I’ve managed to complete a  new piece for my Etsy shop.  Summer vacation, kiddo home from school, hot weather……..I’ve got all sorts of excuses!  :)

Crocheted blanket  from Stitchknit33″ square, this crocheted blanket is just the size for a new little one.  Brightly colored, this would work for either a little boy or girl.  Not ‘baby’ looking, this will be a favorite for years.  Easy care, made with acrylic yarn.   $65.00

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183217455/baby-blanket-diagonal-crochet-throw-baby?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Ends. As You Go, or Wait ’til Finished?

Baby Blanket from StitchknitI’m some of each.  Weave some ends in as I go…..    and finish off the ones I missed when the project is complete.

This blanket is half and half, almost looks like fringe on the right side!  I keep forgetting to make the stripes 3 rows, which would put half the ends on each side of the blanket.  By the time I remember, I’m halfway through the blanket.

Which are you?  Do you painstakingly weave in ends while you are working on the project?  Or, just leave them til the end, hoping they will magically take care of themselves?  I’ve always loved (said a touch sarcastically) patterns that finish off with………….

“Weave in ends & Enjoy!”

I don’t mind weaving in ends, but it isn’t the part of a project I truly enjoy.

If you’ve read this far, I’d love some suggestions as to color combos for the next couple blankets.  I’ve done these two (which sold already, here in my local shop)  Ideas??

I love how different this blanket looks each time!

I love how different this blanket looks each time!

Crocheted baby blanket in Grays and Bright Red

Crocheted baby blanket in Grays and Bright Red

Bright Stripes Blanket from Stitchknit

Bright pink stripes to welcome your new little one

Bright pink stripes to welcome your new little one

Handmade goodness, this diagonal striped blanket is a perfect size for car seats/carriers/strollers!

$65.00 Ready to ship

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183217455/baby-blanket-diagonal-crochet-throw-baby?ref=shop_home_feat_1

On My Needles

Working on an all white baby blanket……just the knit stitch, but with a vintage boucle type yarn.  Love how this is working up.  So far, the plan is to stop the knitting when this is squared up, then I’m going to add a 3″-4″ wide crocheted edge around the blanket.  I will be adding this to my Etsy shop, with the idea it would be lovely as a christening blanket.

Baby blanket on the needles at Stitchknit

Baby blanket on the needles at Stitchknit

 

On My Hook

Lots of new projects these days at Stitchknit.  I’m not one of those who has ONE project going, and feels compelled to finish it before starting a new one.  I have at least 6 projects in the works…..not counting items for clients!

Started this new baby blanket pattern, worked from a corner out………with the rows each getting a bit longer, until I decide to start decreasing & work my way back to a corner.  Love diagonal projects!

Baby blanket on  the hook

Baby blanket on the hook

Love the color combo, looks like spring flowers and reminds me of spumoni ice cream!   Notice the bit of burgundy yarn at the corner of the blanket?  This is just a temporary marker, letting me know which is the right side of my project.