Baby knits, part 3

Word Lily knitsI’ve always loved making baby blankets, so I couldn’t refrain from crafting an abundance of them for my little one.

This one, being wool *and* lace, isn’t the most practical. And now, it’s so hot, that I haven’t gotten it off the shelf yet. Hopefully this fall. Still, it went quickly and I enjoyed knitting it.

Hemlock Ring Blanket

This one I made with cotton yarn, reclaimed from old thrift store sweaters. The photowas taken quite awhile ago, he’s quite a bit bigger than this now. Also, have I mentioned HOT?

Rainbow Mitered Crosses Blanket

This one has a story behind it. I started this blanket when I was about 6-8 years old. It was my first project after Mom taught me how to crochet. I worked on it a lot, and my gauge (and craft overall) improved dramatically over the course of the work. When I found it, still unfinished, in my adulthood, I thought it might be fun to finish it up for my future child/children. I worked on it intermittently for years and finally got it finished just before this little guy was born. I left in the parts made when I was obviously very much a beginner.
Full Circle Baby Blanket
Full Circle Baby Blanket

There’s one more blanket to show, but it’s still not done! I started piecing it together earlier this month, so it should be done by this fall, at least.

Want to see the earlier installments?
part 1 (socks and hats)
part 2 (sweaters)

So, that’s it! Maybe I’ll get back to more regular blogging here soon. But on the baby knits front, I’ve already started one project for him since his birth, and there are several more percolating in my head …

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7 responses to “Baby knits, part 3

  1. Oh my gosh, the rainbow blanket is such a treasure! Asa is a lucky little fellow!

  2. I love that one you started in your childhood! My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 10, and I used to try to make scarves, but being from places that never got cold enough to wear scarves, I didn’t really know how wide they needed to be, and I think mine were all of three inches wide, lol. I wish I still had them, though. 😀

  3. Your blankets are beautiful, I particularly love the one you started as a child, talk about determination to finish a project….

  4. Very cool. I especially love that last one. The colors are beautiful and it is full of so much of YOU! Lucky little man.

  5. I’ve found your lovely rainbow blanket. Took just a little hunting. Although a different technique it reminds me of my quilt in style.

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