I knitted up the first square of the baby blanket on Friday night. I hated it. I hated how light-weight & delicate it was (I love this yarn for another baby blanket pattern I have); the ends & sides curled up, the pattern was all wonky, it did not have the drape I was expecting.
So, I took back the yarn. All of it - sans the skein I had partially used (bummer that I started with my least favorite color, hmph). I went back to Yarn Harbor and they set me straight!
They showed me some beautiful cotton yarn (a little more $$ but a LOT more delicious colors to choose from), she showed me how I was reading the pattern incorrectly (duh, well THAT would do it!) and a couple ladies who were there knitting gave me lots of input & advice on my color choices (which was a-okay by me!).
So, here are the new colors for the baby blanket:
A little more 'fun' a little brighter, my camera doesn't do the color justice but these are lovely, richly saturated and have a great texture. I am so excited to start knitting again today....when I get a minute. I have wound one ball so far & I think Steve's taking Dahlia to his Dad's for a quick visit - sounds like the perfect opportunity!!