01 February 2018

January 2018 (in February)

Well this is no way to start a new year. I should be quoting the White Rabbit: "I'm late, I'm late". So where did January go?

I've been busy with life. I haven't really been sewing: it's that time of the year when the basement sewing room is very chilly. And so I've been playing with yarn. The blanket pictured above is a small swaddling blanket that I completed in January and is 28"x32". This is for my upcoming grandson. Yes, I will be a grandma again!

I've also been knitting a blanket for Project Linus. This is a simple baby blanket that is the perfect size for swaddling as it is 24"x30". It uses almost 2 skeins of yarn. The stitch is a 4 row repeat and you need to cast on a multiple of 8. I added a knit-on border that is 16 rows of garter stitch top and bottom and I also added on 16 stitches for the side borders.

Knitting and crocheting can be done in the warmth of the wood burning stove that is in our living room.


  1. Lovely soft pieces - I agree warm and cozy beats chilly!

  2. Oh, they look so soft and snuggly! I love to knit. It’s so relaxing!

  3. Both are lovely baby blankets. Congratulations on becoming grandmother once again. ��