Wow, it’s already October! Time passes so quickly, eh?

I have been knitting, just not writing about it. Currently, I am working on holiday gifts and a very quick baby blanket for my husband’s boss, to give to him tonight at his birthday party. He just had a baby (well, his wife did), and so I wanted to have the blanket done when I see him. JUST finished it today! ~pants~

It’s from a very easy pattern book by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss called 7 Day Afghans called “Raspberries and Cream.” I varied the pattern a bit and used two slip stitches for the main color rather than one; I like the receding window pane effect as well as the loft of the resultant fabric.

I don’t have time to wash it before tonight, and it needs to be; while blocking isn’t strictly necessary with the acrylic yarn I used it does need to be reshaped and washing will help that. It has a two-inch seed-stitch border around it which allows it to lay flat.

In this image, you can see the back of the blanket and how the two-stitch carries along the back help it to be extra fluffy. It’s a nice blanket to squish against and I think it will feel really nice against baby’s skin.

5 thoughts on “A Bit of Baby…

  1. Very nice. I love the texture on this. 🙂

  2. Thank you, Cheryel! I agree, the texture really does come out nice. It’s super easy to do, too; it’s just stockinette fabric with an extra slip stitch thrown in. Ver’ easy.

  3. What a delightful gift!

  4. Nikki M says:

    So pretty! I’m sure baby will love it.

  5. Thank you, Darla! I’m glad you think so; I hope they agree.

    Thanks, Nikki! It’s nice and soft, so I think they will too.

    Of course, Michael got a tummy ache so we’re not going tonight. This will let me wash it, at least, and I’ll wrap it for him to take to work on Monday.

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