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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The "little and littler" blankets...




I finally finished knitting the preemie blankets using the wool kindly sent to me by Jo of the Three Stories High blog. The yarn is Water Wheel Comfy 4ply and Jo confirmed after my last blog post that it is indeed vintage yarn and used to belong to an 83 year old lady. It must have been stored very well because it was in pristine condition. I'm glad I was able to turn it into something useful.

Jo suggested that I should knit some preemie items with this yarn. I was originally going to call these the "Little and Large" blankets. I knitted the smaller one first and then cast on about an extra 18 stitches to knit the larger one.  This wool is so fine that it is really difficult to tell them apart. The larger blanket is actually the one underneath. It is wider and longer; but not in an obvious way.

These blankets used up 160g of yarn. I still have 40g left and could knit some preemie hats or a cardigan. The charity I am planning to send these to (PreemiesUK) likes matching items. I am trying to finish something else at the moment and then I will be able to think more clearly.


8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color. You put the vintage yarn to good use.
    xx Beca

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  2. Lovely blankets Una such a pretty colour. :) x

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  3. Jo is so nice to have sent that yarn. Love the blankets Una.

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  4. The blankets are lovely, I love the bobble pattern on both of them. It is so nice you had the yarn donated to you to knit for charity.

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  5. So pretty and a lovely use of this yarn. I am sure the lady who owned it originally would be delighted.

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  6. Una, you are such an amazing woman to knit for such a great cause. I know they will be very much appreciated. Thank you for using the wool, you have eased my conscience too by using up some materials that I could not. Jo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Una your blankets are adorable!
    Love the color and the beautiful woven texture.
    Beautifully done!
    Have a great weekend!
    Diana

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