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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yo yo baby blanket

I have a lot of babies coming in the next six months or so -- three of my bridemaids are pregnant! Of course, I feel like this is a knitter or crocheter's time to shine.

When my college roommate and dear friend Jen told me she was pregnant, we were just so thrilled to meet the child. Really, we want to meet this child! We obviously adore Jen, but we also really adore Jen's husband -- in fact, he and Jon are independently buddies, which is really cute. They make us wish Baltimore was closer.

As I flipped through patterns, I thought about Jen, who is such a bubbly, fun person. Even in our tiny dorm room, she kept lollipops and bought outfits for our teddy bears and encouraged us to buy matching comforters and curtains to class the place up. We sang the Maryland fight song for no reason and watched lousy TV when we were stressed. ("Party of Five," anyone?) Also, she introduced me to Starbucks back in like 1995, which I always think is funny.

So I wanted something playful and colorful and maybe retro for their little one, whose gender is TBA. Jen told me their nursery colors, and I thought of the yo yo crochet blanket tutorial that I spotted on Sunshine Creation's blog.


I struggled to find the colors I needed in the same yarn, so I settled on Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby. I also have to admit that I struggled with the tutorial, but after a few tries, I managed to commit it to memory.



Now, I'm just waiting until the baby is born so I can start on some clothing.....

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

babies grow more quickly than you can imagine. go for the larger size and go ahead and start. can't wait to see what you come up with.

marie in florida

1:16 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Fantastic color choice, Carrie:)

3:58 PM  
Blogger cidell said...

I'm with you. I can't WAIT to make some baby clothes. I have all these cute prints that are perfect for babies.

I love the blanket. Like always, you make me wish I could knit and crochet!

6:32 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Adorable!

Now, what was in the water at your wedding that made everyone so fertile? ;-)

7:16 PM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

what a gorgeous blanket!! Makes me wish I could crochet. That blanket will become an heirloom, for sure.

- Julie

7:52 PM  
Blogger melissanearandfar said...

What a fantastic idea and a great-looking blanket!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

beautiful! it's so baby sweet i can't stand it! i'm sure it is going to be well-loved!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Claire Winlo said...

Love it! The colors you chose are sooo adorable.

7:59 PM  
Blogger JenM said...

awwww, i wish i hadn't ruined my own surprise. but it's gorgeous. and your sweet blog post made me all teary-eyed for our fun days together at maryland. i similarly can't wait to meet the little person who's half me and half the person i love more than anyone!

xo,
jen

10:44 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

such a great baby blanket! i love the colors you chose :)

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Knitting Bee said...

Such lovely soft colours! It turned out beautifully.

8:27 PM  
Blogger katty said...

I prefer a warm and smooth blanket because i love to feel comfortable in my bed, that is why is very important the quality of the blanket all the time. I always chose the better ones when by husband buy viagra and decided to pass a great time with me.

1:08 AM  

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