Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Pinwheel Afghan for Kelly's Baby

Pinkish pinwheel

Pattern: Pinwheel Afghan by Oat Couture
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Colorspun (75% acrylic, 25% wool) in color 7115, 5 balls
Needles: US size 8
Final dimensions: about 41" in diameter
Recipient: Kelly baby #2
Notes:
1. Blocking makes the points lie flat, but I think they are destined to be curly. I'm not sure why. They are garter stitch so they should be flat. I think the points curl and stay curl after they are folded over when handling the blanket. They don't curl spontaneously. Perhaps a different mix of fibers would produce points that didn't stay curled after folding.
2. I made a mistake and didn't correct it even though I probably should have. I was LIVID when I discovered that I had made the mistake. I wasn't mad about the mistake, I was mad at something completely different. But I couldn't concentrate enough to figure out what was wrong. So I kept going. Lesson learned: don't knit while you're mad.
all sewn up3. I half grafted the seam by joining the live stitches of the last wedge to the cast on edge. I think the seam looks ok, but probably would have looked better if I had taken the time to do a provisional cast on and grafted the seam.

Overall a great pattern and a fun knit. I can definitely see more Pinwheels in my future. Perhaps I will try the multicolored version--but that version is not reversible.

16 comments:

Cordelia said...

Well, now of course, I want to know what you were livid about. :-)
The blanket looks great -- what a great color you chose! And I don't think the mistake looks too bad. Of course, you're much more dedicated than I!

Pumpkinmama said...

What a luck baby! That is one terrific blankie - it looks fabulous.

Rachel said...

What a fun blanket! You're lucky you just moved on when you discovered that mistake while angry. It's when I'm already frustrated/angry about something else that knitting-mistake-discovery leads to violence and unbecoming screaming.

As for the mistake, I'm sure the baby won't take it TOO personally.

Valerie said...

Mistake? What mistake? ;)

Seriously, that is one lucky baby!

Kirsti said...

I'd have never noticed the mistake. It looks just stunning!

Meredith said...

Beautiful! And the baby won't notice the mistake, I'm sure.

monkeemaven said...

I'm with Val and Kirsti on this. Great blanket - but what mistake?

Karen said...

I wouldn't have noticed the mistake. It's a great blankie! Now I think I have to have that pattern. :)

AprilBrokenA said...

its soo pretty! Lovely blanket!

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful and will be loved! Nice job.

Chantal said...

Superbe! Wonderful !

amylovie said...

When I knit mad, my stitches are tiiight.

Beautiful blanket. It will be very well received.

Amy

Agnes said...

I like this pattern ... I'd love to make one for myself as lapghan. I also like the colourway you chose ... lovely!

Susann said...

Beautiful blanket! I'm sure no one will find or go searching for the mistake. The baby will just be happy.

Laura said...

I can't see the mistake either! Maybe if I saw a closeup of one of the points without a mistake, I would notice it. Anyway, it's beautiful!

grumperina said...

Wow, it looks absolutely fantastic! I hope the babe enjoys it!