Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Autumnal baby blanket

I made this blanket for Elaine's new baby, it started off with a cone of brown wool thrifted from a car boot sale, added some stash yarns that complemented and all came together with some amazing Donegal Tweed wool that was supposed to be for the new house blanket but was too lovely to keep for just one project.  The keen eyed and memory'd of you will recall that I started this blanket back in February, I can't believe how much has changed in the amount of time its taken me to finish.


Now, I know it's not your traditional baby blanket colours but Elaine and her husband aren't really traditional baby coloured people.  Plus, as Elaine rightly pointed out, it'll last past babyhood!  Though it is a bit on the small side for an adult...


This was a lovely project to make, it started off quite organically, just growing and adding as I went without any clear idea of what it was going to turn into or who was going to be on the receiving end.  Then about halfway through it just suddenly became Elaine's baby blanket.  I think it's where the blanket wanted to go.  Or something like that.


Good luck for the 22nd m'dear!

1 comment:

Lainey said...

Thanks again Amy! It's currently residing at the foot of the cot awaiting its recipient.