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« on: February 02, 2009 11:21:53 AM »

So a girl I work with asked me to make a baby blanket for her sister. We took a look at some ideas and she really liked the woven effect of the Checkmate baby blanket from the lionbrand website. So I made a few alterations (added a row, shrunk the whole thing) and this is what I got. It is just about 28 inches square.

I also made a coordinated hat of the scraps.


Here is a close up:


The colors are all Vana's Choice and Vanna's choice baby: black, chocolate cake (baby), beige, honey, dusty rose and antique rose.

While a lot of fun the amount of color changes were INSANE. I do think I will make another of these, full size and for me.

Hope you enjoy! Any comments/criticism (good or bad) would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009 11:36:26 AM »

That's lovely! I really like the colours - a bit of a move away from the usual pastel baby colours. Fantastic job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 11:51:26 AM »

i love this, and i love that it's not pastels, and i love love love the hat!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009 12:03:25 PM »

This is a very lovely blanket, your stitches are so even!  The colours are gorgeous, too, good job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 12:21:28 PM »

i love that pattern!  and the colors!  great work!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 04:03:54 PM »

Beautiful blanket! 
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 08:03:06 AM »

Thank you all! I loved that she wanted to do some of the brighter colors, it made the project a lot of fun. I'm really into using bright unexpected colors for baby blankets. I can only deal with so many pastels.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009 04:22:18 PM »

Amazing! The colour choices are inspired:)
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009 11:49:11 AM »

very nice
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