I mentioned in my last post that I was working on two super secret projects, and here is one of them! Two of my most favorite people are having a little bebe boy. Some of us lady friends of Christine combined our crafting powers to make a congrats baby blanket. Brooke, Kristin, and Kate knitted strips of brown & blue, and I crocheted a cream-colored border, using this border pattern. Here is a close up:
Before the crochet edge, the knitting piece was 151 stitches x 240. I did a rough measure, and if I recall correctly, the full blanket is about 5 ft by 3.5 ft. Big for a baby, but perfect for a winter snugging up with your newborn!
Here is a pic of the lovely future baby-mama opening the blanket at her shower! The yarn was Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton. The knitters used size 9 needles, recommended by the yarn. I tried using a J/10, which was recommended, but it made too big of stitches so I switched to I/9.
And here is a pic of Brooke, Christine, and me! We all unintentionally dressed to match the blanket.
I had fun at the shower and was also grateful I didn't have to suffer through the Steeler game. I hope everyone had a good Sunday, and maybe took a minute to remember those who died ten years ago today, especially the heros of flight 93.