Friday, September 16, 2011

Its an FO Friday!

And finally, the Patchwork Baby Blankie is finished. 

It took five skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn, with lots of the cream left over.  I'm not to sure about my yarn choice. I chose Vanna's Choice for washability and durability, and it seemed soft enough in the skein and while I was knitting, but after I pulled it out of the dryer it seemed rougher than before I washed it. I'm hoping as it gets used it'll become a little softer.  Does anyone have advice on softening up acrylic?

Harley likes it too!

I'm shipping it out this weekend. Hopefully, it'll get lots of use in its new home. Happy Birthday, Little One!

If you wanna see more Finished Object Friday, check out Tami's Amis.


  1. It looks great :) I'm not sure about softening (usually I'd suggest the dryer, but that obviously didn't work so well), perhaps a light steaming?

  2. Lovely blankie! You could try washing it with some white vinegar added to the water... maybe 1/2 to 1 cup in a small load. I would be very careful with using steam on acrylic... I turned a nice, soft scarf into an itchy one from the heat. I guess it melted the acrylic a little on the surface.

  3. Wonderful blanket! I can picture it being drug around for years to come.

  4. I don't usually put mine in the dryer. I wash them and lay them out to dry. Odd that it was rougher afterwards? Maybe the heat was too high? Acrylic does melt. Though it looks fine, so doubt that happened. Wash with woolight maybe?

  5. i love this!! it turned out perfectly - well done!!!!


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