Completed knitting at that.
A few months ago a dear friend of mine announced she was pregnant. And like any crafter worth her salt I offered to make the baby something. As I have made blankets for her three other children the Mother-to-Be was thrilled with my offer. She is doing the nursery in pewter & pink and so ….I cast on The Tweed Baby Blanket by Brooklyn Tweed.
The colors aren’t true in the photos which is a shame. Two are lovely shades of light & dark grey and the one is a pretty baby pink. The dark grey wants to look green in these photos for some reason.
The Fan & Feather margin was so much easier than I thought it would be, as was the I-Cord bind-off. This was a project of several ‘firsts’ for me. Once I got past the initial brain paralysis after reading the pattern I did O.K. I have a tendency to over think things which sends my brain spinning out of control until I can no longer think at all, LOL! The blanket was a pleasure to make and VERY easy once I stopped thinking about it. I would certainly make it again given the opportunity.
The pattern page I linked to shows the blanket knit in a beautiful wool yarn. Wool? For a baby? Really? Not only do babies rival Linda Blair in expelling bodily fluids but who would give a hand washable/lay flat to dry item as a gift to a woman who already has a husband, 3 children, and a job outside the home?? Not this knitter. Like the other blankets I made for her children this blanket is a super soft acrylic and can be pooped on, spit up on and then safely thrown in the washer/dryer to survive another day.
The baby isn’t due until March so I have plenty of time to get it to Mother-to-Be. I’ll be sure to ask for a photo of the baby with it.