Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesdays Are for Knitting

My nephew and his significant other are having a son in October, so like the wonderful aunt that I am, I started my usual feather and fan baby blanket. I was too anxious to cast on (which really means I was too impatient to order yarn and wait a bit), so I carelessly used some Caron Simply Soft from Michael's in a teal color that I really liked. About 50 rows in I started to encounter areas in the yarn with frayed and broken plies, and then there was a huge yarn barf from the skein. It took me about 90 minutes to untangle the mess and cut out the crappy bits before I stuffed the project and yarn back in the bag in disgust.

This is what crappy yarn looks like.

Then Patty posted this.

I was immediately smitten. The pattern is perfect -- free, looks interesting, but is still easy enough for me to have a chance at finishing. And I couldn't stop thinking about that beautiful blood orange color. I went to Webs, looked at other yarn, other colors, and finally just placed my order. They must have known I was once again anxious (some might say impatient) to get started because they shipped it right away and it arrived on Friday.

Webs also sent me a wine voucher?!

The color is even better in person and I cast on immediately. I don't know how much progress I'll make on the blanket during the heat of the summer, but I do know it's a pleasure to knit with yarn that isn't frustrating in a color that I can't stop admiring. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ...


  1. I love that blanket and great color choice!! And, wait - WEBS is sending wine vouchers? Perhaps I need to place an order!

  2. WEBS is great about getting orders out quickly but now they are sending wine vouchers, too? I may have to place an order!

  3. Woo hoo! I'm honored! And that color huh?!? Wish I could sit next to you and knit another one!

  4. Excellent choice and your knitting (and yarn) look fabulous!

  5. I love the new pattern, yarn AND color! knitting should always make us smile, right? (and yeah, what Carole said - if WEBS is shipping wine vouchers, I might have to "lose" my LYS loyalty for an order ;-)

  6. that is a beautiful baby blanket pattern and it's in an awesome color!! can't wait to see it done :)


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment! :-)