As a knitter, I use any excuse to break out my yarn. Whenever a friend has a baby, they get a sweater. When a friend gets married they get a blanket. That’s just the way it goes.
Usually, I pay attention to the schedule of these things.
Except, for some reason, I totally spaced on my friend Michel’s wedding. It’s next weekend. I started her blanket last weekend. I’m a dumbo.
I knew I had only about two weeks to do it, so I had to pick my pattern wisely. I decided to crochet the blanket, since that goes faster, even for me. And, I wanted something super simple, without any seaming, so granny squares were out.
I considered making a ripple blanket for a while. I particularly liked this one. The white against the brightly colored stripes is super cool.Modern Ripple Baby Blanket by Lion Brand Yarn
But, a couple rows in, it turned out I had messed up on my counting and I had to rip it all back. So, I decided to try something a little simpler. Something I could work on while binge-watching Parks and Rec.
V stitch by Sucrette
Totally cute, right? I used the V-stitch pattern, and a made up a semi-random stripe pattern inspired by the first blanket. But, in a very cool (if I say so myself) neutrals-and-neon color palette.I think it turned out pretty well. It’s a good size for snuggling under with a good book and a cup of tea, or throwing over the back of a couch. I hope she likes it!
Do you ever knit to a (ridiculous, self-imposed) deadline?