Friday, August 6, 2010

Car Seat Blanket

Hello Friends,
My poor sewing machine is feeling pretty lonely and neglected.  I have been having a love affair with knitting lately.  Not too long ago, I happened on a yarn sale.  I didn't have anything particular in mind at the time but picked up 3 skeins of yellow sportweight.  Well, some of that ended up as the baby cardigan I blogged about a few posts back.
Now I have just finished a little blanket to throw over baby when he/she is in a car seat or baby carrier.

Measures about 19 by 23 inches.

Close up.  Looks complicated but really quite simple to knit.
Edit: Pattern from Bernat yarns
Changes I made to make it car seat size: CO 95, increase/decrease 6 sts evenly on the rows above and after pattern body.  Happy knitting!

My daughter has 3 friends having babies in the next couple of months.  The cardi will go to one and the little blanket to another.  The third friend will receive a quilt.  Well, guess I had better dust my machine off and get working on the quilt.  I made the top last year anticipating a gift giving opportunity. Now to sandwich and machine quilt!

Of course, I'm also on the hunt for another knitting project.  I have a partial skein left of the yellow but I think I'll give that a rest and find something entirely different. 

Talk at you later.  Rumi


  1. So much prettier in person. Lucky little babies to receive these sweet and beautifully handmade gifts.

  2. What lovely work you do.... what lucky receipents...

  3. Your blanket is exquisite Rumi - I love the lacy pattern but it looks pretty complicated to me! I am sure your daughters friends will appreciate their hand knitted gifts.

  4. oh my I love that little sweater and the baby blanket is just beautiful
    I love that design.
    did you use a pattern I would love to make them as well.
    my DD friends are just starting to have babies too and well gifts like this would be wonderful.

  5. The blanket is just gorgeous i am sure the recipient will love it.

  6. Oh now that sure is one gorgeous blanket... Great job, very inspiring...

    Hugs - Jodie :)

  7. Lovely knitting Rumi.The blanket does look complicated but so good.

    I love how the cardi came out for you.

  8. Very pretty knitted projects. Your machine will be happy to see you:D