Olympic Knitting Day12
(aka big pile of yarn)
After accepting that I was never going to finish my Olympic Liesl in time for the closing ceremonies, I came up with another plan. You see, I was never all that crazy about the color of the yarn (pretty but not my pretty). That combined with a friend announcing her pregnancy and the color I really like becoming available brought me to plan B. I ripped out the incomplete (to put it mildly) Liesl, ordered a Liesl's worth of Comfy Bulky in Planetarium (a very me blue), and am using the SeaFoam Comfy to make a baby blanket for the expecting friend (who despite my pleading wants to be surprised by the baby's gender).
I usually crochet my baby blankets but am doing something a little different this time. One of my favorite shawls is the Silk Swirl Shawl by Joan Schroader. All I am doing here is following that pattern but with a bulky, rather than lace wt., yarn. I am still undecided re: the edging (a simple ruffle perhaps?). It is going really fast, looks nice and feels divine. As this is for a summer baby in Florida, cotton is the order of the day.