Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Off the Loom

This blanket started out 35.5" in the reed; off the loom it is 33" x 50", before washing. As you can see from the picture I didn't plan ahead on this one. The purpose was to see if the Sabracon dye would be good after sitting for a year and it was successful in that aspect. Only time, and washing, will tell if it lost any of its "fastness". If I had been thinking ahead, I would have painted the smaller bout to match the center bout.

The stripes don't hit you in the face as they do in the picture. In fact I like this so much it's going in my hope chest. Well, my hope plastic bin! Never had one when I was younger, but while I was making all of these baby items and giving them away I decided to put a few of my favorites aside for my grandchildren. What grandchildren you say? With four kids you figure my odds are pretty good that I'll have some, but who knows? (No, they don't know that I'm doing this. I know that none of them are ready right now.)

With that in mind -- this is the last Wallaby I'm making for awhile. My daughters both want one, but I'm going to have to give it a break. This was quick to knit, but seemed like such a chore. Cottage Creations has a new hooded cardigan that I think I'll try for the next baby gift. Ann made it earlier this month and it's knitted in such a way that it will be interesting (as long as I don't make too many of them).

It's been awhile since I've posted any recipes. Time's been tight lately and I'm always looking for fast and tasty meals. I made my version of California Pizza Kitchen's Sedona Corn Soup tonight. Goes great with some easy corn bread and a salad.


  1. Gosh, you're so fast with the blanket, while I'm still trudging along on King's Puzzle! Gonna get myself Lilly's little sweater pattern. It looks more interesting than the Wallaby...and appears to have a bit more ease (my biggest complaint about the Wlby.)

  2. carol9:36 AM

    My, those read good! (I am blessed with the ability to "taste" recipes as I read) I'm definitely going to give them a try.
    Nice blanket, too.

  3. oooh! I like that blanket!

  4. I want to try that soup, but I'm not sure I've seen frozen white corn. Wouldn't yellow work?
    The blanket is wonderful!

  5. You could knit a Tomten with a zipper front -- that's the one DD wore the most. I really like the interplay of the colors in the blanket.

  6. Ooooh I like the blanket...Very nice!
    I was just thinking this morning that I've not come across any new recipes lately...Thanks, I'll give this one a try.