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« on: September 17, 2007 06:42:47 AM »

Hubby told me that a co-worker is expecting. I'm pretty sure he said it was a boy. I'm also pretty sure that he mentioned the mommy is eco-conscious. So I got me some fancy yarn! It's Bernat's Bamboo, and I strongly recommend you try it! It is so soft; it feels like cashmere. The only problem is it's hand wash only, and I made baby things with it. Oh well, it's her first.






I made the pattern up myself, and it's obviously not blocked. I HATE blocking, and it's a blanket- so who cares! The blanket was done in a half-double crochet lattice pattern with ten rows of lattice and one row of HDC alternating. The border is a shell stitch (or my version of it). The snuggle bunny (that's what I call them because that's what we call snuggly hugs in my house) is done with five rows of HDC lattice and one row of HDC alternating. It also has a shell stitch border, and the head and ears are single crochet with a much smaller hook. I couldn't tell you how many stitches I cast on; I'm bad about writing things down.
Oh, the colors are water (blue) and linen (off white).
Now I just hope it really is a boy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 06:45:02 AM »

very cute!  I am going to have to try that yarn! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 06:51:21 AM »

Thanks!  It was pretty cheap.  I got it at JoAnn's $2.99 for 2 oz.  Definitely worth a try!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007 06:52:08 AM »

Adorable. Love the bunny.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 07:03:11 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 10:01:28 AM »

That's lovely, what a thoughtful gift! It would be just as nice for a baby girl, especially if it feels really soft.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 10:06:52 AM »

wow, those are gorgeous.  That is such a nice and thoughtful gift.  I think it's great for a boy or a girl, soft and beautiful is soft and beautiful regardless of traditional colours.   
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007 11:23:40 AM »

I really like the colors.  It doesn't look too pastel (I loathe pastel) or girly (which most baby blankets do).  It also LOOKS soft, so I can only imagine how soft it really is. Mm...soft.  I have some of that Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand.  That stuff is cashmere feeling, too... I'm using that to make a baby blanket for a boy (WIP).  This is like one long jumbled thought, so sorry Smiley  Anyway, nice blanket! I like the lil bunny, too.  So thoughtful!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007 11:27:04 AM »

That is so cute.  I have been wanting to try Bernat Bamboo.  I think, after seeing this, I will definitely have to pick some up.
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007 11:33:32 AM »

I love those new Bernat yarns. By the way- I have some of the alpaca, which also says hand wash and dry. I knitted a swatch and washed it in cold water and dried it and it looks completely fine. So you might give it a try with a swatch of the bamboo.

Also, the title to this post cracks me up. Smiley
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