Finally, I was able to knit something for my own child (to be)!
Pattern: Pine Forest Baby Blanket, by Ingrid Aartun Bøe
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, 3 skeins of Happy Forest
Needles: US 8 circs
Start to Finish: ~October 18-31, 2010
Some specs: 54 repeats of the lace pattern; finished dimensions 29.5 x 43.5”.
I originally fell in love with this pattern after seeing it on Knitty Gritty Thoughts (here and here). It's simple, lovely, gender-neutral (this was before we found out the little one was a boy), and come on -- I'm a total sucker for anything in that shade of green. I had to make one. Sadly, it came at the cost of another knit. My February Lady Sweater, which I loved, just wasn't getting the wear I thought it would and contained the exact yardage I needed for the blanket, so....thus commenced the big rip. It makes me happy that the blanket is worked in the same Gull Stitch lace pattern as the sweater -- it's just a little reminder of what the yarn used to be. The Classy is really perfect for a baby blanket. It's warm, squishy, and even machine washable.
The hormones must really be getting to me, because every time I look at the blanket I practically get weepy thinking of it covering or swaddling the baby. I may have even scrunched it up and held it like a baby at one point....eesh, I can't believe I just admitted that!
I'm working on a top-secret project right now (and oh it is an exciting one), but will hopefully have more baby knits coming off the needles in the very near future!