An Hour A Day
I think I finally made a decision on the christening blanket. I have had a couple of false starts and a whole lot of thinking about it. Much too much time has spent thinking that could have been used to knit.
I started on the circular one, and am leaving it on the needles for now, just in case I change my mind. What I didn't care for in it, is the non softness of it. And it's on size 1 needles.
With a little help from the Tall Guy, I think this one from an out of print Patons book is the one. There is a couple of these knitted up in Ravelry that really caught my eye. It gives the look of a Shetland Shawl which is what I wanted.
The only problem with it is that the side borders are knitted and then sewn on and then the final border is sewn down around all four sides. I am hoping that when it gets there, I can solicit some help from my friends to get me on track on picking up and knitting the borders on.
I bought 2s and 3s to put in my knitting bag to fill in the sizes that Knit Picks interchangeables don't have in my set. Since I am such a loose knitter and when doing these little baby things, I am using size 4 and 5 for the main knitting and generally need a 2 for the cast on and beginning rounds.
I am not dissappointed so far. I like the nice sharp point for the K2togs and the needle itself is not super slick, almost like a brushed aluminum. The red cord and join are pretty decent on this fine yarn too.