The cable baby blanket from Simply Baby is finished. I used Filatura di Crosa’s 501 in a sweet baby yellow. I have no clue how much yarn I used as I attempted to use stash yarn with a little bit extra I bought. Which I proceeded to lose–so I bought the 4 balls left. And, of course, found the lost yarn the next week. I think I have 4 balls left. It will make some thing. I love the color!
The funny thing about this blanket for me was it it’s simplicity made it a bit boring. However, it was easy to pick up and put down because it was so simple. All scrunched up it looked okay but a dunk and a block and it really bloomed. And I was sad it was over. I thought I was working toward a product–in truth, I think I enjoyed the process. I highly recommend 501. Many knitters say they don’t care for washable yarns–I think 501 may be an exception.
I have gotten back to the pulsewarmers and hope to finish two mates. It’s funny to learn–again–why a project was put aside. On one pulsewarmer I didn’t string enough beads. I was about 60 short. That’s a real pain because I don’t want to break the yarn. On such fine needles, I hate to run an end unless I absolutely have to. Last night I strung enough beads for the 2nd from the other side of the skein and will get back to the first after this is finished and feed the beads up the skein. Never a dull knitting moment, right? Another pulsewarmer was abandoned because the colors aren’t doing it for me. I am using a cream colored yarn from Elann and it just looks dingy.