Finally, I can show you the Baby Moderne Blanket I’ve finished a while ago. My friend has had her son, Maksim, a week ago and I tell you – he’s a big boy (57 cm) and I’ve sent it to her by mail just a couple of days before his birth.
I like this blanket a lot – even though it was hard to find matching colours, and probably I should have started with a bigger square so that I’d reach the desired size by smaller number of squres, I am satisfied with the result. And I think that’s the beauty of Baby Moderne pattern – it’s so versatile it suits many kind of needs and it’s easy to mask any glitches you might have done.
Than, I’ve made fingerless mitts for another friend’s birthday. I wanted a simple pattern that’d go well with my “sporty” yarn (and she’s a sporty person too). I wanted something non-pretentious, something for everyday use. And since these were my first ever mitts to knit, I wanted a clear and simple pattern. So, I chose “Cabled fingerless gloves” by Kimbery Gintar (free pattern). Of course I didn’t follow it letter-by-letter – I picked the main pattern idea with one simple cable and followed the brilliantly simple and effective way of how to knit the tumb. Here’s the result:
What associations come to you when you look at the above picture? I think: autumn. I mentioned to my husband, that last week there were a couple of mornings when, despite the unnormally hot days, I could feel autumn sneaking into nature. He said it wasn’t true and I was just being mean. (He likes to live in denial).
BUT – it’s true. And autumn is my favourite time of the year. Hooray!