Sunday, September 2, 2012

I broke down.....



I folded.....I melted.....I just had to have it.  Look at this blanket and tell me you wouldn't.  My next door neighbor, Katie, is pregnant and due in December.  I've been wondering what to make them and when I saw this, it just clicked.  It's made with worsted weight cotton but I'm going to use an acrylic so it's machine washable and dryable.  They aren't finding out whether it's a boy or a girl, so I've decided on a very pale yellow with a light green ribbon woven thru the border.  She's already told me that they are doing the nursery in pale green so I figured that would work nicely.  I don't have the yarn and I'm not going to purchase it until my two months is up.....unless I can't hold out any longer....and that should still give me plenty of time to make this.  

If you are interested in purchasing the pattern, you will find it on Ravelry and the name of it is "Silverlace".  
I'm sorry that I broke my diet but I just couldn't resist this beautiful pattern.  I wanted to get it early so I could study it and figure out exactly how much yarn I will need to purchase.  If you are a knitter or crocheter, could you please tell me what your favorite worsted weight acrylic or acrylic blend is.  I want something that doesn't pill of course because let's face it....this is alot of work and I want something worthy of the pattern.
I hope the rest of you are doing good on your "stash diet".  Maybe 2 months is too long a time for the first part.....I don't know but I'm going to try and be very good for the remaining time.
Till we talk again......
Blessings as always,
Barbara

9 comments:

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I am not one to comment on stash diets because I have been very bad. LOL! That is a beautiful blanket and the pale yellow will be so pretty! I'm sure it will be appreciated!
Cathy

Stephanie said...

I feel your pain! I've been trying to diet myself, but broke down and purchased this one, too. It's just too gorgeous to pass up. :)

Nima said...

OMG...that is going to be a treasured gift...oh...i love it...

Redrodi56 said...

Silly girl - stash diets only count if you are buying STASH! This is for a gift for a very specific person - it didn't hurt your diet, it's not cheating, it's just planning a beautiful gift for a very lucky newborn. It will be treasured for many many years to come I'm sure. Don't beat yourself up about it - really - it's not stash so it doesn't count. Go ahead, buy the yarn and start the gift. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous blanket. Love it. How can there be a diet when a baby is coming ....lol. I think it's just perfect for the little one.

Valma said...

I agree with Gabi...how can you do a diet when a baby is coming... =)
it was for the good cause
my grandmother used to tell me when I was young that ' A fault confessed is half redressed' =)
this blanket is amazing and sure you'll do a great piece
big hugs
xxx

Barb said...

A perfect reason to break the diet! After all, it isn't for you, it's for a new little baby!! What a wonderful gift it will be.

Connie said...

What a beautiful blanket! It makes me wish I was more adept at crochet - and that there was a new baby among my family and friends to crochet for.

And I agree with all those who pointed out that buying stuff for a gift doesn't count against a stash diet. It's just part of getting the gift. lol