Saturday, January 15, 2011
Blue Laurels: A New Favorite
This pattern may be my new favorite. It has only three rows, one of which is knit, one is purl, the third a simple pattern. Better than that, however, is that it looks the same on both sides. I love that in a blanket! I'll probably knit this one again soon.
The pattern is from Our Best Knit Baby Afghans, and the yarn is Lion Brand's Pound of Love. This is my favorite yarn for baby blankets, because there is no joining skeins, no extra ends to weave in or to pull out with later use. These blankets are for a nursing home, and will be washed often, so it's perfect here, too. The two other blankets I've finished for this goal were made with Caron One Pound, and I will not buy that again, even though the color selection is better for adults. It is not nearly as soft and doesn't drape as well. I think the yardage is less, too.
As an aside, I'm considering doing that Amazon affiliate link thing. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on that? Do people really buy things that you link on your blog? Or I'm I misunderstanding how it works? I do not want ads on my blog.