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Blanets for twins
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wizdmzchyld message #1
Blanets for twins
July 3, 2010 at 8:45:46 AM
 
Mulling things over in my mind.  I'm beginning the project today.  Since we don't know the gender of the twins, the colors are green and yellow.  Pictures to follow.

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Charlene


 
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Re: Blanets for twins
July 3, 2010 at 3:37:40 PM
 
Charlene,

Great color choices!  I know one can technically use pink and blue together when the gender is unknown, but I suspect we both feel the same about it...green and yellow are definitely "safe," as is white, the latter which I never would use for babies, because it shows dirt so easily.  I end up using mint green (called "soft green") from the Caron "Simply Soft" line for all things baby.  I find it's a soothing color to work with, the yarn is almost hypnotically soft, and it makes the project very, very enjoyable.

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


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wizdmzchyld message #3
Re: Blanets for twins
July 4, 2010 at 8:20:12 AM
 
I agree.  Simply Soft is a wonderful yarn to use for babies.  I use that and "I Love This Yarn".  Both these yarns are as soft as one could wish for babies and adults alike.

Charlene

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Charlene,

Great color choices!  I know one can technically use pink and blue together when the gender is unknown, but I suspect we both feel the same about it...green and yellow are definitely "safe," as is white, the latter which I never would use for babies, because it shows dirt so easily.  I end up using mint green (called "soft green") from the Caron "Simply Soft" line for all things baby.  I find it's a soothing color to work with, the yarn is almost hypnotically soft, and it makes the project very, very enjoyable.

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=



 
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Re: Blanets for twins
July 4, 2010 at 7:07:22 PM
 
Charlene,

Good point: we adults like our soft yarns, too!  (Do you also go around in yarn shops feeling all of the fibers?)

I haven't seen "I Love This Yarn," but is it correct that this is a Hobby Lobby item?  I don't have a HL nearby, so I wouldn't have the chance to check it out.  Luckily, all of the stores in this area do sell Simply Soft.  And the Simply Soft is a far cry from the scratchy yarns we used to have to use years ago (because there weren't any other choices), isn't it?!

I remember back then, when I had to use a rough acrylic to make a baby bunting.  What I would have given for some Simply Soft!

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


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wizdmzchyld message #5
Re: Blanets for twins
July 6, 2010 at 8:22:48 AM
 
http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-caron-simply-soft-yarn.html

Good sale on Simply Soft.  I'm contemplating this.  I'm also watching Caron Simply Soft mill end bargains on Ebay.  The twins baby blankets are giving me fits.  I did a short row technique to make blankets but dadgum, between the tweed I Love This Yarn and the plain color, the squares turned out vastly different sizes.

Back to the drawing board!

Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: Blanets for twins
July 7, 2010 at 2:22:59 AM
 
Charlene,

Thanks for the link...that's an excellent sale!

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the blankets.  The short row techniques are a lot of fun, but a BEAR when they don't work out.  I once made up a coaster pattern with short row techniques, and it turned out so wonky, I tore it out and chose a different one!

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=




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