July 27, 2012


Pop blanket by Tin Can Knits
Knit using Lang Mille Colori in #s 5566 and 5741, and Imperial Columbia in Pearl Gray
Knit on size US 9 and 10 needles.

Hello again!  It's been pretty crazy around here the last few months.  We were knee deep in "end of the school year" activities for the kiddos when we found out we had a visitor on the way!  =)

Needless to say we were thrilled!  Okay, the first few days are a little fuzzy.  We weren't expecting this!  But after I had some time to wrap my mind around it, it happily transitioned to baby knits. (Of course!)  So I started stocking my queue with adorable patterns for the little one, and my shelves with all sorts of yummy sock and dk yarns.  (Goodness knows they would never be used for SOCKS.) 

One of the first patterns I saw was Pop by Tin Can Knits.  What a clever idea!  I had been wanting to knit a baby blanket but wanted something a bit more modern.  Pop! fit the bill exactly!

I love this idea!  The pattern is so simple to remember and you can quickly knit squares just about anywhere.  I've knit more than one waiting in line for my son after football practice!  

I've opted for Lang Mille Colori for the circles and Imperial Columbia for the squares.  I had to do a little bit of adjusting for the squares to work smoothly around the circles, and after a little testing I decided on size US 9s for the colorwork and 10s for the gray.  The blanket calls for 24 squares total (6 x 4) but I'm planning to knit 30 (6 x 5).  It makes the blanket just slightly bigger and more in line for a growing baby.  And I have every intention of this baby being covered in wool from day one!  

Once the squares are finished I'll seam them together.  The pattern calls for crochet but I might decide on something else, a three-needle bind off perhaps?  (Anything that keeps me from attempting crochet...)

I have a few other things on the needles right now as well, including Owlet in some of Orange Flower Yarn's yummy silky merino dk, and a pair of End of May Mittens that are a Christmas gift for little Lu.  

I hope everyone is well, and knitting like crazy.  (It's so hot here I keep the air turned down low enough for a cardigan and it keeps me in the (knitting) mood!

Happy Knitting!


  1. This is going to be totally gorgeous when it's finished!!! :)

  2. What a lucky lucky baby!Cannot wait to see the finished blanket. Congrats!

    1. Thank you! I'm trying to come up with a lining for the reverse side... :-/

  3. Aww congrats! The blanket is gorgeous! Enjoy your pregnancy!