Here is the baby blanket that I finished in time for the baby shower on Saturday:
and a closer look:
Baby Blanket for Colin (soon-to-be son of our nephew and his wife)
10-dpi; 10 epi;
Warped to 106 inches and cut in half. Sewed the two pieces together to make a blanket about 36 x 45 inches.
Edges bound in satin blanket binding.
There are a few things that I'd do differently next time.
- Allow more time to plan and finish the project. Doing the final bit of sewing at 11am when I had to leave for the baby shower at 12:30 was not enough!
- Mark a cut guide on the warp before winding it up so I can weave a gap at the approximate middle. If I had planned better (see #1 above) I would have done this and made my life a lot easier when it came time to cut the piece in two.
- Seriously consider some other method of binding, or at least figure out a better way to apply the satin blanket binding. What a P.I.T.A. it was! It was the main reason it took me so long to finish on Saturday morning.
and the close-up
Lake Michigan Handspun
Merino/Bamboo/Silk top from Miss Babs
232.6 yards Navajo-plied, 12WPI
I love the fiber from Miss Babs and plan on getting more at Stitches West. Can't wait for that!