Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Big Sister" Crown and Unorthodox Baby Blanket- Part 2 of 2

Shimmery Blue Faced Leicester/Tussah Silk roving...


                                                 ...and a cloud of silk caps.



                                             Laying out a thin layer of roving...



                                                   ...and an additional layer... 



                                                 ...perpendicular to the first.



                                          Adding a layer of stretched silk caps...



                                               ...and wetting the blanket out.
    

                                               The finished project, drying...



                                                    ...and, again, once dry.



                                                   The back of the blanket.



                                         Silk caps add a cobwebby, silver sheen...



                                   ...and the finished project is very soft and warm.



       I've long been enamored of this luscious, heathered grey, knitted baby blanket...

              ...so for a 'welcome baby' gift for a good friend's newest daughter, Eliza...

         ...I decided to use some lustrous, dark brown and silver grey BFL/Silk roving...

                                          ...(a gift from my friend, Angela)...

                                    ...to make a rather non-traditional baby blanket!

                                   Made with only two thin layers of roving...

                                   ...plus a cobwebby layer of silk caps...

                             ...the blanket is especially thin and flexible...

                                                  ...and baby soft. :)

5 comments:

Angela said...

looks lovely Heather, glad you found such a good use for the roving. The silk caps were a nice addition. Pic of the baby warpped in it?

Rachel said...

And a lovely regal silvery sheen...

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Angela! Good idea...I'll have to ask for a photo.
Rachel-I just love the way silk felts into wool!

Sandra Knapp said...

That worked out really nice. I bet it's warm and snuggly too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-I think it will be nice when it cools off here. :)