Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Essence of Baby

Well, that is how Hubband describes this blanket. He has pretty much summed it up, but he really does mean it in a good way. He knows the mom, he likes the blanket, and he knows she'll love it for her new baby girl. I figure that counts as a seal of approval (well, and the Grandma saw it while I was working on it in Idaho Falls and she says it is perfect).
The pattern is "Rambling Rows Afghan" by Pat Penney and Carol Anderson of Cottage Creations. It is a really great pattern and is designed for several different size choices (baby size through . The yarn is TLC Sparkle Soft in Orchid, Mint, Pink, Yellow, and White.

Here is the edge pre-I-cord;

front view of the applied I-cord;

back view;

and the corner view. (The corners are done by knitting three "rows" of I-cord off one edge without attaching and then attaching it to the next edge.)

I will leave you with a few random pictures of it, just in case you forgot what it looked like hanging out on "the chair" or wanted a close up of the mitered decreases. (The second picture is probably the closest to the true colors, but I am sure you all get the general idea.) I plan on taking it to show and tell at knitting tomorrow night and then it will be mailed off to it its new owner.


Bubblesknits said...

It's gorgeous! It's going to make some new mom very happy (not to mention the baby!). :-)

Jayhawk said...

I'm not even into knitting or babies (well, maybe babies a little bit), and that is utterly awesome.

And your word verification has gone banannas here; goodness. Usually there's four letters or so. What did I do to deserve this?

momlee said...

"a little bit"? Jayhawk, I have seen you like mush with babies. Especially CoffeYarn, and her babies, in fact. I have a picture of you with one of her's, and you look like someone else who was notoriously mushy over babies.
As for the blanket, it is, indeed, gorgeous!