Saturday, December 02, 2006

Mason Dixon Mitered Square Blanket

My mom and I wanted to make a joint project for my friend's new baby boy. My mom taught me to knit, and I've known this friend since we were 12, so the project was particularly meaningful. The mitered blanket from Mason Dixon seemed like the perfect candidate since we could work independently and assemble the whole thing later. After knitting countless squares we were both ready to shoot ourselves. Then... the assembly. After Mom threw in the towel on mattress stitch, I took over and sewed the thing together.In the end I think it came out alright. The one major disappointment was the colors. This was my first foray into Knitpicks (it's Shine) and the colors were wildly different than they appeared on screen. The overall effect is kind of your-best-friend's-basement-circa-1982. As one friend commented, it's a good thing the kid does not have a seizure disorder (for this reason and others, of course) because this could send him over the edge. Also, it weighs quite a bit, so he'll have to stay on top until he's strong enough to get out from underneath. Fortunately, the recipient didn't seem to mind.

Here he is a few months later in another gift of mine, a Trellis sweater in Knitpicks Main Line and a hat and mits out of Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton.

7 comments:

Susan said...

What a beautiful creation (the knit stuff, too)!

Bashirs_Momma said...

I love the colors (The 80s are coming back, by the way! ;^) So it's ok!!)

Really a nice job. Love it!

Bright Colors are great for babies! And it's something he'll grow into!

AR said...

The blanket looks great! What a cute little boy, too!

Rohanknitter said...

I think it looks great, including the colors. (those shine yarns are hard to pick out on the computer though, I've had the same problem.

~Sherie~ said...

The blanket looks wonderful! I've never ordered any of the Shine yarn, but I'll remember the color problem... Love the sweater and hat too. He's a cutie.

Julia said...

he is just the cutest thing! and even cuter in the handknits!!!

Mary Lou said...

I love the comment on the seizure disorder - those blankets look great but might give me eyestrain if I looked at one every day - the 80's are coming back? I know I have some leggings and shoulder pads somewhere!