Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Baby Blanket - day 8

The weather is miserable here today! Rainy and grey, a good day to stay inside and be productive. Thats my plan.

I am moseying along on my baby blanket, it has to be all done for a baby shower on Sunday. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the beginning it was so fast! Just whipping off bands of colour in a flash, but now that the bands are getting longer and longer I'm starting to really look forward to having this finished. I don't intend to make it huge, I'm aiming for about 30"square. Big enough to be useful but not so big that it's cumbersome. Just a small, practical blanket that can be wrapped around a baby in a car seat or in a stroller without hanging over and dragging on the ground. Portability is key. Just another thick band on two of the sides and then an inch or two of border and I'll be done! 

When I need a break from knitting I'll treat myself to a couple minutes of star craft! I bought these strips and instructions from theStarcraft on Etsy. Last night I had a friend over, we made cheese fondue (perfect for a cool rainy night!) and after a very frustrating first hour of trying to figure it out we had finally mastered the folding and tucking technique. I am now whizzing through them. It's so much fun to pick colours and see these little stars magically emerge from flat strips of paper. I may tie string loops to one of the points and hang them from the Christmas tree, but for now I'm just collecting them on the coffee table and then setting them in the tree as I please. I'm not sure how durable they are, but for now they are source of endless entertainment for me.