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!