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Title: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: italianchildhood on August 11, 2007 10:38:22 AM
I made this for my son before he was born but then he never used it, it never seemed practical, but I like it and it's still sort of special to me.



It's all made with a zig-zaggy lacy stitch that I have to figure out all over again each time I use it.


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: -Cougar1 on August 11, 2007 11:27:13 AM
Beautiful!  I love that lacy zig zag you used.
I made a pink blanket while pregnant with my first son (had 4 sons, never used it LOL).  I saved it and gave it to my first son (22 years later) when he and his wife had their first baby, who just happened to be a girl.  It was used again when the second (another girl) came along.


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: Maajo on August 11, 2007 11:28:19 AM
*sigh*  itīs beautiful and so delicate. I can imagine a little newborn baby wrapped in it.


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: crocodisle on August 11, 2007 12:23:30 PM
That's really cute! I love the lacy v pattern.


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: tajhia on August 11, 2007 01:01:23 PM
oh that is so beautiful!

if you don't mind me asking, what pattern did you use for that?  I need to make a special blanket for a friend and something like that would be perfect!


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: KrisCreates on August 11, 2007 03:14:35 PM
That would be a beautiful blanket for specal occasions, like a christening. Its a lovely keepsake. 

I love knit blankets for babies, when I had my son I had two chennille blankets that I used constantly, they were so soft, and knit blankets just wrap so nicely around a baby, not too tight, but not too loose either...


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: spicecarrie on August 11, 2007 07:24:56 PM
Aww, it's very cute. I love the zigzag pattern, too!


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: eatyerhartout on August 11, 2007 09:43:51 PM
Very intricate. I love the lace pattern. You did a great job!


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: madidolly on August 12, 2007 04:30:45 AM
Oh pretty,pretty!  What a beautiful pattern.  I agree with Cougar.  You should save it for your first grandchild.  I know it seems far off, but believe me, time goes by faster then you think.

I care for my 2 year old grandson every day and he cuddles under one of his mother's baby blankets that I made her.  Before he was born I used it as a lap afghan and before that my granddaughter used it.  I don't know what yarn I used but it wears like iron.  This blanket gets washed at least twice a week and it looks like new.  It never piles or shrinks.  Magic I tell ya!!


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: italianchildhood on August 12, 2007 06:28:59 AM
I don't mind you asking about a pattern at all, but I didn't use a pattern, I just worked it, so I'm not sure I can help too much. I knew the stitch already although I do have to think about it all over again every time. It's basically about making the hole, and the two holes are made differently on the two sides. I think on one side you pass the thread over the needle to make the hole and then you work two stitches and pass one stitch over the other, and on the other side you work two stitches together and then pass the thread over the needle to make the hole. Sorry that's not too helpful...


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: eatyerhartout on August 12, 2007 03:21:56 PM
It reminds me of Little Arrowhead Lace (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.cfm?StitchID=790&name=Little%20Arrowhead%20Lace&numofst=6&stplus=1&rows=4&rplus=0&sym=0). But I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Cream baby blanket that my baby never used...
Post by: kayrun on August 13, 2007 05:54:30 PM
that is a lovely blanket!
It kinda reminds me of this lace:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTzigzag.html