Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crochet is for Baby Blankets

I love crocheting, as much as I love knitting. And when it comes to baby blankets, nothing can beat crochet. Crochet is so fast that you can finish a good size blanket in no time. I started crocheting this blanket for Mini SockPixie before I knew he was a boy. I picked colors which I thought would appeal to either gender, would be contrasted enough to stir my little one's interest, and would have the vintage charm I love so much.

A blanket needs to be easily washable, so I bought some Encore Worsted for it. Encore is definitely one of my favorite wool/acrylic blend yarns to work with. It makes a very soft project, with a matte look, and no crinkly sound when you squeeze it.

All this knitting and crocheting for the new baby means I have been neglecting my knitting duties to my other pixies, and I have started hearing some complaints! I had better get to work before there is a rebellion!


(un)Deniably Domestic said...

This is a very, very sweet blanket indeed. I love the news of a new baby coming into the circle and jump on the chance to make a new baby blanket. You have inspired the next. ~Kelly

SockPixie said...

Thanks Kelly! Baby projects are so much fun!

Colleen said...

Have the other pixies made stuff for the new one, yet? I loved putting my 4th into stuff his big sisters made!