Project number two is completed. This is a baby blanket for my newest great niece or nephew, who should be arriving in late February. As we do not know the sex of this one, I thought a unisex blanket would be appropriate. My husbands niece and her husband have decided to wait and find out the sex of their little one at the time of his/her delivery. I just love that. I am a firm believer of waiting to find out. I think there are so few really great surprises in life, and this one is the best surprise of all. I didn't know the sex of either of my boys until they popped out. It was a fantastic experience finding out who they were when they entered this world. Hopefully, he/she will find this to be a favorite blanket.
I crocheted this with Lion Brand Yarn, Nature's Choice, Organic Cotton. I love the feel of this blanket and the colors remind me of ice cream. A lovely milk chocolate with strawberry and vanilla, and a pinch of mint chocolate chip and pistachio on the side. Really, I could just eat this up. The dyes are organic, too. I used a J crochet hook and a basic granny pattern.
This was a very quick blanket and I loved this yarn so much I have decided to make another baby blanket for my new great niece Beatrice who is arriving some time in May. My nephew and his wife are expecting their first. They apparently don't want a surprise so we are waiting for Beatrice to arrive, hopefully on time and very healthy. So many babies and so little time. I love the thought of a new little person wrapped up in a blanket made by someone who loves them. It is so wonderful to see your nieces and nephews become parents. I am so proud of all of them, the way they have grown up and become such great adults. And now they are becoming parents, and such great ones. I am looking forward to grandchildren sometime in the future, but as I have a 17 year old I hope it is way off in the future. I can only imagine how much fun it is to knit or crochet for your grandchild. Try out this yarn I know you'll love it. I purchased it at Joann's Fabrics but I am sure it is available everywhere. Have a wonderful day.