I can knit way faster than I can blog, so I am still catching up on blogging about Finished Objects. Little Melody consumes all my time and energy these days. She is like the Energizer Bunny that you see on the TV commercials. On our last trip to Boston, DH's family got to see her in action. And they commented on how she never sat still for more than 2 seconds.This blanket was completed in January and it was a test knit for Daniel of Molting Yeti. He let me choose any of his patterns and I chose this spiral baby blanket called Mirabilis. As you know, I have a thing for blankets. I think that his baby blankets are quite unique and eye catching. None of those standard squares or rectangles.The blanket begins in the center with DPN's. I have to say that I had trouble with the cast on. It's called Casting on in the Middle and it was something I have never done before. The main problem was that I would almost finish the cast on and lose half the stitches because they slipped off. He has a very good tutorial on how to do it, so it wasn't for the lack of instructions. It was just very fiddly and awkward in the beginning.The great thing is that it is pretty much smooth sailing after the set up rows. You just keep knitting the spiral until it is big enough.Look how pretty it is! I chose not to block it because I loved the natural ruffle between the stockinette portions and the lace. It's very organic that way.And the border for the blanket was quite neat. There is no need to bind off because the border is knit separately and attached along the way to the live stitches of blanket.Here is the Energizer Bunny showing the scale of the blanket. This was the best picture that I could get of her with the blanket. Every shot was blurry because she was in constant motion.
In case you are wondering, this blanket is NOT for her. It's going to be saved for a future baby gift. I didn't give it to my niece, Mei Mei, because her mother likes girly colors. I had asked her while she was pregnant and she said, "Any girly colors like pink is fine." So, I rather save this for someone who would love orange.
Pattern: Mirabilis Baby Blanket by Molting Yeti. Also available on Ravelry.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, 2.25 skeins = 443.3 yards of the color, Gold.
Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm