I've had my eye on this cute baby blanket for a couple of years, I think. I recently got some chunky yarn reduced at a local yarn store which was closing. I decided to make it!
I've got three squares done. If you're a member at Lion Brand, you can see the pattern, called the Country Cousins Baby Blanket. It calls for five squares of one color, four of another. I don't have enough to do it their way, but I can get four from the pink, and four from some cream. I also have a skein of white and one of off-white. I'll figure out what I want to do as I go along. I may make some stripey squares.
The pattern calls for Homespun - a yarn I really don't like, although it does give it a nice appearance. How well it would hold up after a few washings I can't guess. I used that yarn once and it separated while knitting - I don't trust it. Not to mention the curliness of it, which gives a nice effect, but you can't even tell what kind of stitch you've been doing!
Well, enough complaining! I'm using Plymouth Encore Chunky, which is one quarter wool. We'll see how it turns out.
My reading choice is hardly something which juxtaposes very well with a baby blanket -
The Colt family story is kind of local history, and I am acquainted with the author. Otherwise, I'm not sure I'd have the stomach to read this gory tale. His Nathan Hale book was far more to my taste - history, I love!
Thanks to Ginny and her yarnalong.