Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters is a wonderful book for a crocheter of any skill level to add to their collection of resource books. This book isn’t some boring instructional book full of lackluster by any means. There are two-hundred stitch patterns worked up in a plethora of color shades found in the Cascade 220 wool yarn collection line. It’s a visual delight!
This is my second knit Diagonal Comfort Blanket. The first I knit in an aqua/teal for my soon to be born baby girl. This blanket with the stripe color changes I made for a friend whom is due in late June. I am pretty tickled on how well the blanket came out. Finished the blanket is about 30×30. It took me about two months off an on of knitting. You can find the free pattern on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-comfort-blanket
I’m knitting a few of these up for my baby girl! Less than five weeks and she should be here to start wearing them. I found the “Spring” Baby Headband by Amy Andersen pattern on Ravelery and love that it can be adjusted to a number of sizes.
I finished the one in these photos this week in pink and yellow and have already cast on for a pink and teal colored headband next. I figure a few general combinations will likely match all her Spring and Summer clothes!