Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blanket for Baby E

I didn't get a whole lot of new inventory knit over the early or middle part of the summer.  But I have a really good reason.   You see, when I first found out I was pregnant the most important thing in the world to me (other than sharing my joy with my wonderful husband) was to find the PERFECT baby blanket pattern.  First I picked out the yarn.  I know most people pick out the pattern first, but I wanted to start RIGHT NOW so I sat down and went through my entire stash.  It happens that I had 11 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran sitting around.  They had planned on becoming a sweater, but it hadn't happened yet and I decided the light grey/almost silverish color was a perfect unisex baby blanket color.

 And I still think that.  You see, we are waiting to find out if its a boy or a girl until it is born, so there was no reason to wait to start the blanket.  So what qualified as a "perfect" baby blanket pattern in my mind?  #1 - It HAD to have cables.  I love cables.  I enjoy the actual act of cabling and I LOVE the results.  #2 - It had to be something  could do on the go.  It was ok if it had a chart as long as it was easy to track or fairly simple to memorize.  #3 - It had to look incredible.
 I think I did a pretty good job of picking out a pattern.  The cables and ladders are beautiful and the design is timeless.  Its not going to go out of style.  The softness of the cashmere and merino wool yarn make the blanket all the more wonderful.  I can't want to wrap this blanket around myself and E.  I did make the blanket a bit bigger than the pattern called for.  I went longer than it called for and it blocked out beautifully..
So what pattern did I use?  This one: Cabled Baby Afghan.  The price of the pattern is totally reasonable and the results are beautiful, so if you or someone you know is looking for the 'perfect' baby blanket pattern for a keeksake worthy blanket, I would highly recommend it.

I'm a little nervous because I entered this blanket in to the Tulsa State Fair and the results won't be out until next week.  Eep.

This is the first (and only, so far) thing I have knit for Baby E but once I get past fall show season I have made the difficult decision not to accept any more custom orders for the time being and to focus on knitting more for baby.  I have a few ideas of the things I think I want to do, I'll keep you updated as I go!


nekkidknitter said...

It's gorgeous! Great choices.

Briana Shepley said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to find out what E stands for :)

Amanda K said...

That is SO beautiful! What a very lucky baby (for so many reasons, but right this second, for that gorgeous blanket.)

Do you have a boy E name and a girl E name picked, out, or is there another story behind that?

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

What a beautiful blanket!!! That will be a family treasure for years to come! :)