Friday, January 21, 2011

Finished Object Friday


One of the ladies in my January due date group delivered a stillborn son earlier in 2010, and the rest of us decided to knit or crochet squares to make a patchwork blanket for her and her husband. This was the square I made. I was supposed to mail this off today, but as I was putting the package together, I noticed that someone (ahem! Eight year old!) spilled hot cocoa on it. Now it is hanging to dry and I will be mailing it tomorrow instead.

Pattern: Xs and Os washcloth (Rav link)
Yarn: Takhi Yarns Coast in Teal
Needles: Size 5 9" straights (I do use straight needles once in a blue moon)

Modifications: If you look at the pattern, there is some lacework in the middle, but I decided I would just knit stockinette for the center to give the square some more structural integrity. Plus I suck at lacework. This was the first time I had ever tried knit a textural piece - and I am quite happy with the result.


Jorie R said...

What a neat idea. I love that square!

Kaye said...

You are so cool to knit that! So traumatic for that poor woman and her fam. :-(

tara said...

What a tragedy. She is lucky to have such good friends. What a wonderful gift. Your square is so ute.

Zonda said...

Love the square, very thoughtful gift.