Baby Ella

phew's picture

OK, I have tried three times to post this so I hope it goes through this time. I have never sent a photo of my knitting (for good reason) until now as I have always been in such awe of the work that you all do. However, my neighbors just had their first baby two weeks ago and during the summer months I used one of Louis' prayer shawl patterns to whip up a baby blanket. So here is Baby Ella Brooke with her blanket and don't you wish we could all be so content and relaxed? - John

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chipsir's picture

Ahhh, isn't that adorable such a nice photo, good job on the blanket, she seems to love it!


I have to agree it is adorable. It looks like you used cotton? I know some of the prayer companion books call for acrylic YIKES not for new borns. I also see it in Michaels and other craft stores. Maybe they have improved it but its very difficult to clean for new borns.

phew's picture

Actually it is Alpaca wool which is very soft. Yes, I know that is a stupid yarn to use for baby things but I had had this wool for two years and tried knitting just about anything I could with it but it never grew into what I wanted it to. SO I gave it a try with this blanket and there it is. I guess that is what it wanted to be, something that will wrap around a baby and keep it warm.

Bill's picture

Beautiful baby....beautiful blanket!
...babies are surrounded by so much white, it's great to see a good colour...

CorCatt's picture

VERY nice - and I love Louis' Prayer Shawls - I'm on my 4th one right now! Which pattern did you use? Is it the Whelk Stitch?

phew's picture

Yes it is the Whelk Stitch. I did get Louis' permission to use his pattern for a baby blanket and he replied that he has made several blankets using that pattern. Thanks for the compliment. - John

Bill's picture

I think a baby blanket is the equivalent of a prayer shawl....

ronhuber's picture

The blanket is lovely. The colour is perfect.

CLABBERS's picture

Both the baby and your knitting are beautiful! Well don't. I'm sure Lou is giddy with honor that you used his design. It's fun to watch Lou knit. He and I spent an evening together in Milwaukee knitting and chatting. I didn't know he is left-handed, so it was a learning experience to watch him. He is also one of the nicest, most genuine people I have had the blessing to know. I have my eye on a couple of his designs to make during the cold winter months that are fast approaching.

Again, beautiful work!


Thunderhorse54's picture

Such a beautiful photo!! I would love to see the entire afghan! The color is rich and wonderful.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Wonderful work and the photo of the baby cuddled into its soft warmth is priceless. Thanks for sharing it.

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

cacunn's picture

The blanket is beautiful good work.

You didn't need not need to wait. We are not about perfection, but the fun of knitting.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Exactly, perfection is impossible sir. You're creating tangible love. We hope to see more of your work. Terry

Potter's picture

Aw! That is just too adorable for words! Wonderful blanky, and a lovely photo.

AKQGuy's picture

That is a wonderful blanket and it appears it's recipient agrees whole heartedly. Wonderful work.

See, I do come around here. I just have been kind of quiet as of late.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture have been quiet here. But only because you've been so busy in the real world. Good to see you whenever I can, though.

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

Nehkhasi's picture

Beautiful Work in such a beautiful color!