12 Jun 2010
LOL- my stupid titles make me giggle. I thought this title was perfect for this post. Our knitting group recently finished up a project for a fellow knitter in our group who is expecting very soon. We all decided to do a “knit a square” baby afghan. I was in charge of picking out the yarn. I really wanted to lean away from the traditional baby colors and try something new with an earthy, timeless feel. It also needed to be a yarn that would withstand the many washes and drys if it was going to last past newbornhood. I chose three colorways from Vanna Yarns by Lion Brand.
Each group member took a skein of yarn and knit 6 squares. We had fun sneaking around our unsuspecting mother-to-be, as we randomly stuck yarn pieces and squares into other members bags during group. Once all the squares were complete it was time to assemble them.
We decided the best way to attach them all was to single crochet each square. That would make up for any difference in gauges.
Once it was all crocheted together, it was just about sewing in the ends…lots of ends! :)
We were all SO excited with the final product. It’s amazing how it all came together.
It was my first sweater. It’s a very simple pattern and I highly recommend it if you have not made a raglan and want to learn the construction.
I added a pink elephant button to give it a nice baby feel!
Nicolle from our group also made an extra addition- she named her Ellie. She is pink of course, to match. This is from the pattern Elijah.
All fit perfect inside the perfectly matching basket. It all came together so well, and was well received by our mommy-to-be.