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11/23/2011

Baby Blanket


A sweet baby girl named Ashley Elizabeth was born to dear niece and her hubby, which means it is baby blanket time.  I downloaded Exclusive by Sandra Brown to accompany the knitting. The premise sounds interesting, but I am not far enough into the story to venture an opinion.


 The "I Love This Yarn" left-overs work well for this blanket--pastels, very soft hand, and oh-so-cuddly. I used this yarn for 8-year-old DGD's Christmas present, a throw.


 Why did it take me SO long to decide on a pattern? I don't know! I started to crochet motifs for a baby blanket, then decided I didn't feel like doing that. So, I dug out an old copy of Knitting Digest dated September, 1997, and came upon the "Rainbow Crib Cover" on page 22.


 
 The stripes run length-wise in a repeating pattern on size 9 circs. The four row pattern stitch is simple and provides a lacy appearance. I am not a fan of fringe, so I plan to crochet a scalloped border around the edges. Then, I'll send it off across the country to sweet baby.

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6 comments:

jenletts said...

The colors are divine!
And I take forevvvver to decide on patterns too.

Tracey said...

There is nothing like knitting for a baby! The blanket is very sweet.
xx

Bending Birches said...

looks like a very sweet project-- best of luck:)

Pretty Mades said...

What a sweet blanket. I spend more time looking for patterns than I do making stuff, it's like an illness..lol

Spinster Beth said...

Congratulations on the new baby in the family!

WonderWhyGal said...

I like the colors you picked for this blanket. Very fresh instead of the typical pink or blue.