dolly blanket

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Purple Dolly Blanket
Pattern: None really, just a corner to corner garter stitch square with crochet shell edging.
Yarn: Heirloom Easy Care 5 ply in shade 779
Needles: umm? they were Addis…

So Dolly’s blanket has been done for a while now, since the week before Easter in fact. I finished in on a plane trip to one of the nicest weddings I have ever attended (other than my own of course). Apparently plastic hooks are unthreatening enough to be tolerated on Australian planes, even after numerous fairly thorough examinations by stewards wanting to clarify if I had anything so dangerous as knitting needles on board. Trying to find a day that with sunshine and no Isabelle so I could get a photo proved somewhat more challenging than crocheting on a plane…

You may recall that this blanket was supposed to be a Stonington Shetland Shawl but I decided the yarn wasn’t nice enough, even after lanolising, and abandoned that plan. I made a funny discovery not long after completing it as a dolly blanket. The lanolin I used to lanolise it - was in fact lip balm. Oops. Never the less, I still feel the yarn is better suited to dolls than babies. I hope Isabelle likes it and treats it better than the last dolly blanket I knit her.

Purple Dolly Blanket

1 Comment

Comment by Gaby on 28/5/2006 @ 9:18 am

Beautiful!! And the little hats too! :)

regards from Buenos Aires

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