My husband’s extended family is in baby making mode. I started making baby blankets for all the new babies in this latest crop. This is my 5th one in 4 years. I’m sure it won’t be the last. They are all unique.

This one is a pattern from Stephen West, Painting Honeycombs Blanket. I’m making the smaller version. I’m using smaller needles because the fabric is better using size 6US/4mm and this yarn. To compensate I cast on 10 more stitches (1 honeycomb) to keep it the same size.

I’m using Scheepjes Softfun yarn, which is 60% cotton and 40% acrylic. I bought the Jewel color pack, which is made up of 12 different colors in 20g balls. I added a yellow and orange to round out a rainbow. The background color is called ”Mist” which is just a hint of greyish white.

So far I’m zooming along knitting this. It’s easy tv knitting. I’ve knit a section with each color and it looks like I’ll have enough of the small balls to make 3 repeats of the colors. Yay! It will be a nice size then. My goal is to get it finished before the end of April. As you can tell from the fewer posts and less craft content, working has really cut into my fun time. 🙂

Oh yeah, I always like to post the back side of projects because, as a maker, the back side is always as interesting as the front.

Til next week!