Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blue Lagoon Baby Blanket

This summer I completed my first baby blanket for a friend of mine who had a baby boy back in April. I found this pattern in the Lion Brand catalog and I knew I had that make that blanket because I absolutely love the color combinations.

The changing of the colors of yarns is what slowed me down and the ends can be pretty messy. There were a bunch of tails hanging down on one end and it was quite hard to weave all of them in. So I went ahead and made tiny knots and cut off the tails.

I would definitely make something like this again if I had a son or grandson. It's very soft and thick.

It took me 2 months to make it and I send it to my friend in Septemeber, just in time for the cold weather. She sent me an email saying how much she loves it and her son loves it as well.

She took some pictures for me with her son and I was thrilled to get them. I kept them in my photo albums as a memory of something I made for someone. I love it when someone sent me pictures and letters of things I made for them. It makes me very happy to see someone else happy to receive a gift from me especially handmade!