Sunday, December 22, 2013
For Someone New
Any time now a new little family member should be joining us. New arrivals always deserve something made with love so several months ago I sat down to begin this cozy blanket. Christmas projects, the odd illness and just life seemed to slow the progress but it did finally get finished.
The colors were inspired by a blanket I saw on the PurlBee but instead of horizontal stripes, I made this one vertical. It is a simple garter stitch pattern with a color change every 14 rows. I fought my urge to use a soft wool and made this one with some Lion Brand acrylic for easy cleaning for the new parents. I'm really happy with the result (even if it isn't wool). It's super soft and cushy and the colors almost remind me of the Hudson's Bay blankets. If I can muster the commitment, I would like to make another of these blankets for my own new arrival.