I had a nice weekend cleaning out my sewing closet. Since I am a person who likes to clean up in spurts, with lots of breaks in between, I approached this task in the same way. My son helped with some of the work too, and he told me he wants to help again next time. To be honest, I did not know that the room was in such disarray. I figured a little organization and decoration would spruce things up a bit, but now that I am "all in," trying to update this room, I realize that I am in for a lot of work. But...the end result will be so worth it!!!
I also got a chance to do some shopping for yarn at Joann's Fabrics and Craft store. I was waiting until I finished my scarf in order to begin a new knitting project, and since I am done, I can get going on what I really want to do--a baby blanket for my sister's baby due in April. It will be a girl, and her colors are brown and pink.
Here is a picture of the lovely pattern I found online for an easy baby blanket:
Weeks before I found this online, I had been searching and searching for the perfect baby blanket, to no avail. As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was perfect.
Anyhow, while I was at Joann's, I could not find the right color brown. Really there were only two choices, a light tan color, and a dark brown one. Neither or them looked right with my pretty pinks, so I decided to forgo the brown. My sister will have to find another way to work brown into the room decor, which I figure won't be too hard, right? I hope she's happy with what I decided:
Here is some information about the yarn:
It is from Caron, called Simply Soft. The top color is Strawberry, middle is Off White, and bottom is Soft Pink. The Off White really almost looks like a buttercream, or pale yellow, I love it sooo much! They are all synthetic, 100% Acrylic, but easy to wash and will hold up with wear and tear.
I already knitted a test swatch to gauge my stitches, and will be starting the first set of panels soon. I'm not sure of my finish date. I would like to have this done before the baby gets here in April, so maybe by the first week of March. I have to sit down and set a plan as to how many rows I would need to knit each day in order to be finished by then (does anyone else do this).
I'll keep you updated on my progress with this.