This baby must have a handmade blanket. My mind went to crochet immediately. My Grandmother taught me to crochet. I remember working a crochet blanket under her guiding hands for my first born. My dear daughter-in-law has a great sense of style. I admire it so. We talked Missoni zig zags for inspiration. We all have a color style. Joe is my green guy. Lyssa can make neutrals with a bit of metallic really sing.
I wanted the blanket to be open in some rows and solid in others. I wanted to be able to change the shading of the design as I worked across the piece. It is truly personal that way and more interesting for me to create. I enjoy creating the color combinations so much. Off to the stitch dictionary shelf for a starting point. The palette of shades was chosen and the swatch was made. Breathless DK was my yarn choice. This couple will appreciate the true luxury of the blend of merino, cashmere and silk.
The whole time I worked this I daydreamed about this little one joining our family. Is it too much to create something so luxurious for a baby? I think not. There would be no greater way to honor it than to have it used so much that it is eventually worn out. Our hand knits are not made for the shelf but to keep us warm with softness and style. Maybe it will bring a smile as the little fingers find the open lace and peak through.
There is such great joy inside from the giving. Do it. Join in. Find that project that will be just right for someone you love and create it.
This baby blanket is Meandering Trails Blanket.
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