I've been learning to knit! It's definitely a labor of love, but I have honestly had a blast! I am now through my 5th knitting class and since leaving the second class, I have been making our little addition (whom I am trying to wait patiently for) a baby blanket! It's tedious work and I'm also working on another project (more up my alley), so I've been switching off to combat the boredom of the easy stitches.
I used the Garter Rib Baby Blanket Pattern by Orange Flower, but I changed it up a little after knitting a small sample piece. I felt like the ribbing needed to be a little larger, so I increased the cast on to 126 stitches and am knitting 6 and purling 6. Simple fix for even this newbie! I love it when I use the math I learned in middle school!
Here is the blanket - I hope to finish it up this week and get it blocked next week so I can show off the final product! Who knows... a cute little hat may have to accompany this blanket to the hospital.
Not too shabby for my first piece, huh? Have you tried this pattern?