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January 15, 2010

Vacations are for baby blankets

A quick hello from beautiful and sunny Miami, Florida! Where, of course, I'm hard at work knitting a baby blanket. It seems to have become "a thing" - a mitered blanket in Belize, and another when we were in San Francisco. This time around I'm knitting the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting.

The miles of garter stitch seemed so mind-numbing when I was back home, but are downright perfect now that I'm actually on vacation.

I'm using some leftover Gedifra Korfu and freshly-stashed Classic Elite Sundance, basically the same exact yarns I used in the Ribbons Baby Blanket. Not too many mods, except fewer stitches/rows here and there, to make the most of what I have in the stash. I'm much further along than the photo above would lead you to believe ;).

I might even be done before I return!

Posted by Kathy on January 15, 2010 04:14 PM


...looks so relaxing and warm and beautiful! A little bit of summertime for us to dream about in mid-January. Although, here in S.C. we are having quite a nice day today (before the rainy weekend starts!) Love the blanket colors - I'm sure it will be lovely.

I started one of these blankets (much more heavily modified) out of sock yarn scraps. I forgot how much I liked working on it, even if my collection of sock yarns was proving a bit too eclectic to be used in the long run.

Do you mean that YOU are further along??? or the blanket? hmmm... ;)

Pretty colors - matches the warm sunny beach scene. Hope you're having a great vacation! :)

Ohh that looks so lovely! *shakes fist at cloudy Chicago sky*

That looks so wonderful. Mmm... sunshine.

Knitting while on vacation is awesome. I haven't had a real vacation in years.

What lovely colours! Hope you are enjoying your vacation in sunny Florida. Life is just getting back to normal here in the UK after unusually heavy and prolonged snow and freezing temperatures. It's great to see the Florida sunshine! We visited Miami and many other parts of Florida seven years ago. Loved it!!!! Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Ros

What beautiful scenery! Relax away...you deserve it!

That last photo turned me green. Warmth! Beach! Sun! Knitting! Warm!

Those colors look wonderful - and the beach looks inviting! Hope you are enjoying the temps and the scenery.

so pretty! i am on a garter stitch knitting kick myself - so glad to see you are able to enjoy it on vacation!

I'm with "annri" on this one...love the blanket, yes, but are YOU further along than we think??

Looks like a beautiful blanket on a beautiful beach. I am completely jealous here in very cold Wyoming.

The blanket looks beautiful! Love the colors! They look good on the beach!

ooooooh pretty - I want to join you on that beach!

Lovely colors, lovely setting! Enjoy the relaxing garter stitch...

Ooooh, Florida! Katie you make me so homesick! I want 76F in January and windy beach! Hope you have lots of fun and fast knitting on the blanket! Love those colors together! Enjoy!!

Oh, I don't really begrudge you your warm-weather vaca. No, really I don't. After all it is quite warm here in Biddeford today, over 40 deg. F. Ice and snow are melting and the kids and dogs are tracking in mud. Yep, I'd say I'm having almost as much fun as you are.

Love the colours....hmmm...there are lots of baby knits lately on this here blog...I maybe knitting a few baby items in the near future....

Knitting and sunshine--an unbeatable combination!

The colours are fantastic. I'm looking forward to the finished product. Have a great vac!

Oh such yummy colors that actually seem to match the beach! Can't wait to see the end result.

Love this pattern. Warning: It gets tougher as you go along, because the squares get larger and it takes longer to finish each one. Post pics when are finished!

Lucky mom and baby! Looks warm and sunny there -- here, not so much!

Welcome to South Florida! The blanket colors are very nice, great project for relaxing days at the beach. Have a very nice vacation.

I am reading your post about sunny Florida, and it is snowing here...grrrr....

Great beach colors! And mindless garter stitch sounds perfect for beach knitting.

Those are great colors for the MDK moderne baby blanket. I did it for my sister and have a few notes up on Ravely, but I'm sure since your a quick knitter your almost done. There's a mad discussion about whether there is and error for (I'm snowcat on rav.)

Get off the beach and come home! You're making me jealous!

Love those colors, esp the blue. I have a friend also expecting and am inspired to make her a blanket with the colors you're using, though probably in a different pattern.

have fun in Miami! well, it's hard not to.

LOVE those colors!

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