Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby blanket

Dear Shayne,

As I mentioned yesterday, my good friend Hollie is having a baby. I've been dying to knit this baby blanket (OpArt on Knitty) for several years, so I took this opportunity to go ahead and do it!
OpArt baby blanket

I knew the baby's room was going to be grey and Hollie's favorite color is green, so that's how I chose these colors.
OpArt baby blanket
The style is really more mine that Hollie's, but I hope she'll get some use out of it. Babies always seem to need a lot of blankets, right?

As recommended in the pattern, I used KnitPicks Swish DK yarn. It's superwash wool, so it's pretty easy to care for when the baby pukes on it. It's also really squishy, which is great. It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but I'm pretty happy with it overall.



Dawn said...

SO AWESOME-TASTIC! This might just be the coolest baby blanket I have ever seen (and very Tim Burton-y to boot = LOVE!)! Lucky baby! You rock! (enough exclamation points?) !!!!

Shayne said...

I love it! Yes, babies need lots of blankets and this will be a fun one for when the baby gets older to follow all those lines.