Just because I haven’t posted in a while…

Doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting! And crocheting!

Honeymoon blanket, the third: I finished knitting the squares, and now need to sew them together and add the border. The colors are so bright, it really looks like it’s glowing!

Arshile from Berroco’s Booklet #303: I bookmarked this pattern to knit for my kid before I even gave birth, and bought the yarn for it about a year ago (Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed Worsted). But I’m no fool: I’m knitting the 18-months size, because there’s no way I’ll be done before next fall :).

A crocheted chevron blanket using Berroco’s Vintage Chunky. The inspirations for this are numerous, and I’ll list them in another post. I love crocheting the super simple chevron stitch pattern (from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns). And I love this yarn! I remember many readers warning me against Berroco Vintage when I knit Gregory’s Preppy Cardigan, but I have found it to be great! No pills, no bleeding… the cardigan looks as good as new, even though Gregory wears it (and dirties it) very often. Not to mention the speed with which the blanket grows when using a chunky yarn!

Speaking of growing, here’s my little one – almost 9 months old!


24 thoughts on “Just because I haven’t posted in a while…

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  1. Amy

    Love the color/yarn you’re using for Arshile.

    Gregory has grown so much since you last posted! Definitely heading out of babyhood and into toddler.

  2. Harriet

    He is adorable! And he’s striking the yoga pose I did just this morning. What a natural!

  3. Jessica

    Gregory is the cutest, and you always choose the best patterns for boys. I’m off to add Arshile to my queue!

  4. Raymonde

    Your baby boy is just too cute for words! On all your pictures, he always has such a mischievous grin! I just love it!!! By the way, that Honeymoon blanket is gorgeous!

  5. suenapse

    he is just adorable and I made Arshile for my niece for Christmas-in the actual yarn called for but in the pumpkin color. Loved the yarn; mostly loved the knitting but futzed with the collar/hood part.

  6. Maryse

    Your little boy is so cuuuuutttteee! Lovely knits as well! Better be away from the blog and knit, I speak from experience ;-)

  7. Sheila

    Gregory looks wonderful!! I like the sweater you are making . . The neon blanket looks really lovely!

  8. Anna

    Yeah, I’ve found that I really like Berroco Vintage too. I wouldn’t want to put it through a lot of abuse, but I’m not sure there’s any yarn I’d want to put through a lot of abuse!

    And your little guy is just too adorable. :)

  9. Kathy Beaumont

    I check on you about once a week, and it is always a nice surprise to see that you have blogged. I always learn something (Berocco Vintage), and then you top it all off with that precious face!! I just love his little cheeks!

  10. Sarah-potterknitter

    I queued Arshile when the booklet was first in previews Even ordered the pattern and yarn for all three of my boys from my LYS, but then the order got lost, then I realized that I have three boys and will never get around to knitting once, much less three. I can’t wait to see and enjoy yours!

  11. Maureen

    Gregory is gorgeous – you’re very blessed! As a knitter of many baby/toddler sweaters, please reconsider and knit the size 2 toddler – I promise you won’t be sorry!

  12. Elaine

    OMG! He is one super cute little boy! And look at the love shining out of his eyes…….

  13. Jo

    the arshlie sweater is beautiful. and so is the intended recipient. I always look forward to your posts because little Gregory is so darn cute.

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