Here is a short post for you Kate! :)
Finished the OpArt blanket. A great project for a new Mom (because it's mindless, not because it's fast). Of course, now that I think about it, the benefits of the blanket are when their eyes are developing, so nevermind.
I've made this blanket before and still love it.
I love this yarn because of the drape and because it is soft but have a BIG complaint. It sheds like mad. Little Wiggle Bug fingers grab it and now he has yarn lint between his fingers. I'm curious if that is because of using the larger needle size or a shortcoming of the yarn. I would think it would make a bad against-the-skin project yarn... underarms full of yarn lint, anyone?
Wiggle does like it in his swing. The swing, by the way, is another life saver I never thought I'd use. Baby wearing isn't practical for me and Wiggle isn't a fan of carriers at the moment. Also, there is so much light here, that he has a hard time sleeping during the day. I'm sure some will criticize me for letting something mechanical 'care' for my baby, but until he wants to sleep and snuggle, I'll be using it!
He's seven weeks old in this picture and already 12 pounds!
I am not sure how much of each yarn I used. I used part of two skeins. If the skeins were 100 grams, as stated, the project weight would have been, 276 grams. But the blanket weighs 300 grams so one or both skeins was big.
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Tonas Pima Silk, Sand and Bahama, 300 grams total
Modifications: Small size none really. Russian lace bind off to make sure it would block well
Yardage total 2013: 2674