I also have some friends who are expecting a boy this winter. Baby news automatically makes me want to cast on a project, but knitting for boys can be tough. Knitting World is heavy on the lace and the pink frippery projects. That’s why I was excited to find this baby blanket on The Purl Bee a few months ago. It was functional, masculine and could be easy to care for with the correct yarn selection. Sold! I really loved the color palette they showed in the pattern, so I wasn’t too creative with my choices.
Casting on was fun:
Making the edging felt like a real accomplishment. So polished-looking!
And since then…. it’s just been miles and miles of stockinette stitch:
Basically, it’s been slow going. But I’m on the sixth color stripe out of nine, so I need to just push on through. The end is in sight, at least! And then I’ll get to crochet – IF I can find the one crochet hook I have. Oy. Maybe I’m not as organized as I thought.