Thursday, March 5, 2009

Erika's Blanket

It was sad when Erika moved away. But it was also a reminder about how great technology is. She still calls us up at the shop to see what we're up to. We write notes on Facebook and Ravelry. And of course, email.

There isn't much of a knitting community where she lives. So when she finished a blanket for her nephew, she knew how much we'd appreciate it and emailed us some pictures.

The color scheme is sophisticated, but still colorful enough for a little boy. It will be something that can see him through his whole life.

It's made out of Blue Sky Cotton, which is without a doubt my favorite yarn, particularly for baby blankets. The vibrant green color is called Pickle.

Squares are a great way to experiment with new stitches. Also, blankets like this can be great stash busters. If you only have a little bit of yarn left, it might not be enough to make a hat, but it might be enough to make a square.
My favorite is the square with the F embossed on it.

Thank you, Erika for sharing your knitting with us! It's great to still feel connected even though you live on the other side of the country!

1 comment:

The Mayor of the Knit Nook said...

I wish Erika was here to help us with the Wellspring blanket!

The Mayor