Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cedar and Spice and Everything Nice for Emma

I finished my Cedar and Spice and Everything Nice Shawl finally. As you can guess from the title of this entry and the pictures that follow, this turned into a dog blanket for my girl Emma.


Emma sleeps on a little sleigh bed that my hubby made, and it's right next to my side of the bed in the corner of the room. Every night she curls up under various little blankets and looks super cute. So I am actually happy to give her a hand knit blanket. Bonus that it matches the curtains and rugs. Double bonus that it's machine washable and dryable.


When I finished knitting it I tried it on and it just looked weird. And it's because the ends are not symmetrical. As you can see on the picture below, the edge on the left is really skinny and pointed - where as the edge on the other side is more of a gentle slope over a larger surface. I wanted to wear this with a shawl pin and thought I could hide this better with a pin and overlapping the fabric rather than the button method the author intended. (The button method would be too much for me. It would have been too tight on my neck and just felt icky.) So after trying several things and talking to the hubby about it we decided it would be better suited for the dog bed.


I really like the look of this as a blanket - and I think it you tripled the amount of stitches and knit it about twice as long you would have a really warm blanket that you could snuggle into on the couch. I am quite happy with this as an Emma Blanket. I think it classes up her little bed and I like the thought of her having a hand knit blanket to curl up in. The one I made I ended up using 4 skeins of Hometown USA in Tampa Spice.

If anyone wants to look at the pattern on Ravelry it is a free pattern by the wonderful Susan B. Anderson. She looks really cute in the one she made! The pattern is called Cedar Wrap and it can also be found on the Spud and Chloe Blog if you aren't on Ravelry.

6 comments:

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lucky Emma :) sorry it didn't turn out as a shawl but Emma seems happy and nothing makes us happier than having happy (fur) babies.

Inthesky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Emma reminds me of 'The Princess and the Pea', she looks very worthy of your hand made delights :) x

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Knitting Nix I am pretty happy with it being a blanket for Emma. I think you have to be kind of flexible with projects like this - especially when they aren't in the yarn called for and you are kind of off-roading. :) Emma will be nice and warm at night now!

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@IntheskyShe is my little Princess so that is pretty fitting! :) I am very happy to have been able to pass this on to her to use. Better than sitting in my closet staring at me all the time! ;)

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well Emma certainly looks happy to have a fabulous new blanket :-) It looks very snuggly and warm, good to know when things don't quite work out for us that our pets don't see the flaws :-)
Lori xxx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Hippywitch They are so awesome about that! Never has Emma looked at me and said "Why is that hole there in the middle of your knitting?" And I really love that they don't care about those things! (It teaches me to stop being so anal! ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...