Even as the temperatures rise, my knitting has really picked up. I have some more time on my hands nowadays, and with the news of a new niece on the way, I have become inspired to knit all of the things ever! My sister and Baby V are in town, and we have spent some good time together. I started a quick blanket/play mat for V right before they arrived. On big needles, it was simple to whip up quickly. It’s a long rectangle, about the size of a child’s beach towel with a braided strap attached to one end – easy to roll up and pack away for picnics or trips to the beach.
Here’s Baby V playing with some blocks on it:
The yarn was an acrylic blend – Bernat Danish Bulky in Moss colorway – for easy washing and wear. It is just seed stitch until I ran out of yarn (9 balls of chunky). It was a simple project that I knit entirely while watching Battlestar Galactica episodes on Netflix Instant… I nicknamed the blanket “Helo” after one of the characters.
I have some more knits to share very soon – belated and early birthday presents and another baby knit… in the meantime: