Friday, June 24, 2011

David's Blanket

(Formerly known as baby blanket number one)

David Henry was born nearly a month ago, our son's best friend's new baby brother.  His blanket went through several pattern changes along the way, but I finally settled on Mirbeau, by Brenda Lewis.

It's a slip stitch pattern that looks impressive but is really so easy!  For me, the hardest part was carrying the colors up the side.  I really, really, really don't like weaving in ends.  That side looked so messy I decided to crochet a little border all the way around to hide the edges.

The yarn is Caron's Simply Soft.  I wanted the blanket to be easy to wash and dry - this is the third little boy in that house!  When I washed the finished blanket, it came out of the dryer even softer than when it went in.  Our littlest boy approves.

Welcome to the world, David!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Beautiful! I love how the colors you chose creates an obvious "bunny rabbit" row- at least to my eyes! The crochet edges make a nice finishing touch. Isn't it wonderful how a bit of creativity can transform our messiness into beauty...