Friday, June 21, 2013


It pays to have friends who think outside the box.  Friends one step removed from the maelstrom of a disaster knitting project.  Friends who can, from their un-involved, vantage point,  see the forest through the trees.

When I last posted about my un-giftable,  'holey' baby blanket, it looked like this.
Some kind readers offered a few suggestions for repair and rescue.  Laurie M suggested - I thought -  a ribbon woven through the holes.   Laurie later corrected my interpretation to say she meant to sew a ribbon over the holes.  Great idea.  Marie H suggested I crochet a chain along the holes to close them.  Great idea.  Since I had no ribbon in the house but did have a crochet hook, that is what I did. 

Baby blanket rescued. 
Good enough to gift - and dang if it doesn't look as if that was the original idea. 

Now it is back on the machine for the trim.  6 stitches over 8 are picked up and 16 rows knit.  A few stitches are skipped and the process repeated. It gives a loopy kind of I-Cord-ish trim.
Trim that will probably drive both baby and Mom crazy but it does add a bit of design flare.

My goal was to finish it before my grand kids come for their 'Gramma-cation' as machine knitting and kids are not my thing.  But that will not happen as they arrive today.  Hopefully there will be some stolen moments over the next two weeks so blankee doesn't have to remain hung up for the entire summer.   

As always, when the grand kids arrive, Grandma cannot get to blogging on a regular basis.  So I wish you all a wonderful summer.  Thanks for reading and I will check in as time  and Internet access in Hearst allows.  See you on my regular beat in late August.


Sel and Poivre said...

As my son would say..."Sick!" (that's really, really fabulous!)

Happy Grandma-cation, happy Hearsting!

LaurieM said...

Oh! That looks slick! (I'm not cool enough to say sick.) I like it better than my idea.

Happy vacation!

Yarn and Ivories said...

Excellent! Looks WAAAY giftable. Is the whole thing machine knitted?

pattie in Geneseo said...

Love the baby blanket!
Have a wonderful summer with your Hrands

pattie in Geneseo said...

I mean Grands!

Jan said...

What a great fix!