FO: Baby blanket

Finished up a lace baby blanket last week and finally got it washed and blocked over the weekend. It'll go out in the mail today. Initial inspiration came from TheKnittingMill in this post.

I changed up his pattern a bit, mostly to achieve a size appropriate more to a baby blanket than a shawl, and I totally stole his idea for the color blending. It's a little tough to tell in the photo, but it fades through three shades of blue to white to ivory to golden yellow. Then a hard shift back to the darkest blue for the pico border.

When I finally got all the blocking pins in and stood back to take a look, I think I may have made a noise very much akin to "Sqweee!" ;) I'm quite pleased with how it came out.

Thanks again for the inspiration, Millard.

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Tallguy's picture

Oh, wow!!

I'd Sqwee as well!

MMario's picture

You should be pleased - the thang iz gorge-ouse!

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bkeith's picture

Thanks, guys. I forgot to mention that it also taught me the value of lifelines. I knew I should be using them, but I did the initial burst of knitting on a flight to Oklahoma and didn't have anything with me to make lifelines with. Got about 10 rows into the white portion by the time I landed, and realized I'd made a mistake. Did my best over the next couple days to find a way back to a sane place, but never could. So I scrapped the first iteration and started over. Now I make a point to carry some kitchen twine in my knitting bag just in case.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Extremely satisfying to behold. I think it turned out great. That will be one lucky baby. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful work! Lucky baby! Such a beautiful heirloom.

KenInMaine's picture

That is one beautiful baby blanket! And I will second your sentiments on using a lifeline for lacework. When I made my last project, a lace shawl, I had three instances/mistakes that would have meant ripping out the whole thing if not for the lifelines. Though inserting one takes a little time away from your actual knitting, they are well worth it in the long run!

davidjames181's picture

Wow, that is one beautiful baby blanket! Lucky baby!!!