DIY: Baby Blanket

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I’ve always enjoyed making crafts and knitting. My mom taught me at a young age and I would spend hours knitting away at some useless straight line that would never amount to anything. As I got a little better I used to knit scarves to donate in the winter, but still was bested by anything with a cable, a lace, or that required circular needles. There have been a few patterns in the past that I’ve had a lot of success with, but I also struggle with the simplest of patterns. I’ve never been able to knit a hat, socks, or anything else that isn’t necessarily a straight line, but that’s okay when I can find beautiful patterns such as this Heavenly Baby Blanket from Red Yarn.

I became an aunt for the first time in the spring of 2015 and I knew it was time to break out the knitting needles and knit my niece a big fluffy blanket. I started about two weeks before she was born, knowing I needed a bit of a head start; but boy was my timing off. I’m definitely not a fast knitter. I finished the blanket yesterday, just as my niece celebrated her 7 month. The beautiful pattern included the regular knit, purl, and cable that I was used to but I’m proud to say I successfully learned how to lace and I finished this blanket without any error as I followed the pattern. I used Lion Brand YarnΒ in the colour Pastel Pink with US 5 sized needles.

And my 7 month old niece Emery was more than happy to model it for me! Such a happy baby; all smiles!

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