Friday, August 5, 2011

Baby Blanket!

I'm going to be an Auntie!  YAY!  For my little nephew (due in September), I have made this adorable blanket.  I am so happy with how it turned out.

The pattern is a checkerboard of seed stitch and cabled "owls" in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Cherry yarn.  I really enjoy the yarn (even though I had to go get more yarn twice because I ran out), and I think it will be great for a baby.  It's soft and machine-washable (double bonus). 

Note to self: seed stitch + cables makes for a really, really intensive and time-consuming blanket.  But totally worth it, in my opinion.

Here is the whole blanket (measures 35 inches x 36 inches).  Sorry it's kind of hard to see!

And here is a little detail of the Owl cable pattern.

The baby shower is in a week, and I'm so excited to give this to my brother and SIL for their little guy on the way.  I really think they are going to love it.