I’ve had a couple of posts sitting in a folder ready to go up for weeks now, I just haven’t had time to sit down and upload them. So, here you go.
Years ago, the second thing I ever knit was a baby blanket. It turned out great, except for I doubled the yarn as the pattern suggested and the thing probably ended up weighing about ten pounds and was as flexible as a rug. Totally unusable. So it sat it my stash for years until, finally, I was blessed with nephews and could pull out the yarn and re-use it. So, here is the Green Denim Baby Blanket, reincarnate.
First up, Dax’s blanket:
This is the original pattern I used for the first Green Denim blanket, but I made it slightly bigger. I knew I would have enough yarn to do two pretty large blankets and I really didn’t want anything leftover when I was done.
It was super hard to get a good photo of this yarn. I don’t know if it’s me or the camera. I think it’s me, but I’m going to blame it on the camera anyways.
Pattern: Winsome White from Leisure Arts booklet #3145 (borrowed from Grandma Sharon)
Yarn: Bernat Denim Style in Faded Khaki, 5.5 balls
And, I just found a picture of the yarn I uploaded into Ravelry when I was knitting the original blanket! This how the color is supposed to look in all of these pictures:
Now for Tanner’s blanket:
So, I’ve gone almost eight years with only nieces, and then all of a sudden I get two nephews at once. Someone out there really wanted me to spend some time in baby blanket purgatory. These things take FOREVER. Seriously, I could probably knit two sweaters for me in the time that it takes me to knit one blanket. And they are so BORING. This is probably why I couldn’t post about them until now. The memories were too fresh.
But, then I end up with this beautiful gift I get to send off with all of the love I wish I could give the baby in person and it’s worth it. It reminds me why I started knitting in the first place.
Pattern: Lullaby Blanket from “Sweet Dreams” booklet by Jean Leinhauser (again, borrowed from Grandma Sharon)
Yarn: Bernat Denim Style in Faded Khaki, 6.5 skeins