Sunday, June 14, 2009

Earth Baby

As I mentioned before, the Little Man's kindergarten teacher is expecting and we Mom's decided to have a baby shower for her at the end of the year. At the last minute I decided to knit a baby blanket for her. She loves earth tones so I skipped the normal pink and baby blue and went with teal, brown, tan and sage. I had three criteria when I went to pick out the yarn. It had to be earth tones. It has to be able to go in the washer AND dryer. It had to knit up quickly! I went with Universal yarn Classic Worsted. It is 80% acrylic and 20% wool. I knit the blanket on size 11 needles so it went quite fast. The pattern is of my own design. I was thrilled with how it turned out as was the soon to be mom. I hope she ends up using it often.
The kids are all out of school and summer camp season is about to start. My oldest has gone on a college tour in southern California and my middle is already bored, bored, bored! Maybe she could walk the dog . . . .










5 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

Oh Allison, I love that color combination. I'm sure J's teacher will love it!

km said...

The blanket it great! I've used Universal for my kids hats before. I love it for it's wash and wear.

Your oldest is not going to be a senior next year!? How did all that go so fast. If she ends up at a So.Cal college, you'll have to come see me when you visit her.

I heard another bloggy mom offer for her son to clean the shower...he was quickly UN-bored. Too bad these kids don't know that we moms would love to have a chunk of time with nothing to do and little responsibilities....

Jknits said...

Fab blanket! Very lucky baby. I think it turned out great.

Janice said...

I LOVE the blanket!! The colors are perfect. Sophie wants to know if Molly can come over to play...

Anonymous said...

Hi!! Our knitted goodies arrived at SFS headquarters. Here is what was posted for our contribution:

"Brooke A CA 1 cap, plus box of beanie babies, and did you also send some homemade soaps?
I think I mixed up some items, as I was sorting through boxes for things I needed.
Thank you. for the cap sent by your friend Angelknitter too. Her cap is perfect. Please see me off list too. Bless you both and another 2 soldiers smile."

I'll send you a copy of the announcment when our stuff is shipped out, in the "outgoing announcments" - she does this so we can see how the supplies flow! It's very exciting to read that something you knit is headed overseass..