Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Grandpa Lap Blanket

Here is the lap blanket that I have designed for my Grandpa Jack.

At my folks' request, I made this because grandpa gets cold when dining out. The restuarants keep the AC going strong inside when it's really warm outside and sometimes it's just too cold.

Pattern Source:

Pattern Alterations: I cast on 130 stitches, and went with a seed stitch border/divider lines. The pattern is King Charles Brocade. I did three sets for the corners and the middle panel contains 5 reps of the brocade. :D

The blanket matches the fingerless gloves that I made for him at the beginning of this year. (See earlier post)

Blanket Dimensions: 25in X 36in

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft-Sage

Friday, August 22, 2008

Footballs with a Teddy Bear Blanket

This is the blanket I created for Beckett Krieter. I hope he loves it....when he shows up that is! :D

I know mommy (Lisa) likes the Chicago Bears, so this is a tribute to that! Appropriately, I was watching the Bears Game while I was doing all those finishing touches to finish the blanket!

The hat is the same yarn as the blanket although it's difficult to tell by the picture. It also has a blue teddy bear bead on it. :D

Congratulation Lisa!

Pattern sources:

Blanket: football pattern- and the teddy bear pattern is from the Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket pattern listed in one of my previous posts.

Hat: Creative Knitting Magazine, March 2007 Issue (preemie beanie-only with larger needles to create a newborn size.) :D

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft- Light Blue

**UPDATE! **
Welcome Beckett!

You look so S-W-E-E-T!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket and Hospital Hat

Here is the baby blanket and hat for Stephanie and Robert Christensen's little bundle of joy! Baby Christensen is expected in November 2008!

To celebrate this event, I have made a reversible teddy bear baby blanket and hospital hat for for the little darling!

To match the blanket, I sewed a teddy bear bead on the beanie.


Pattern Source:

The reversible blanket (also listed below) is posted here: Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket Pattern

The hat pattern is from: March 2007 Creative Knitting

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft-Mint Green