Lickety Knit

In which I stick a toe into the humbling cyberknitting universe.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Knitting for Charity

Current progress on the baby blanket in the works for Project Linus.

Closeup of basketweave

This is my first-ever use of variegated yarn, and I'm not loving it. I mean, I knew I never wanted to use it for clothing (unless the variegation is very very very very very subtle), but I thought for a baby blanket I might give it a try. I do like working with it (it makes it easy to follow my stitches, which has helped me get better at fixing errors and weaving in ends the Knitty way. But I just don't like the way it looks in the finished product. It feels very 70s-ish, though I don't really have enough fashion knowledge to confirm that variegated yarn was popular in the 70s. I guess I just prefer the classic, simple look of single colors. I'd knit this basketweave blanket again, but I'd do it in a solid. And I'm hopeful that the eventual recipient of the blanket feels differently about the yarn than I do.


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