Hooray for me! Not to be tooting my own horn or anything but I have finally finished this baby boy blanket. I have a wee little grand nephew who will be entering this world in the late Spring. I have been working on this blanket for a while, starting in the beginning of January. I got sidetracked with all those fun pink hats, nine in total. But once they were done I forced myself to get back at this before the little one is born.
Sorry for the weird optical illusion in this photo. As you know every baby born into my family gets a blanket whether the parents want one or not. This is the first boy born into my husbands side of the family in 16 years. I think it will be fun to have a boy with all the little girls running around.
Made with Berroco Modern Cotton, 3 skeins of color 1163 (Hope) and 2 skeins of 1626 (Mackerel). I used a size I hook and a 16 stitch ripple. I like the 16 stitch ripple as I think it flows nicely, less abrupt than the 14 stitch ripple. You can find ripple patterns everywhere on Pinterest and Ravelry if you need one. This was all the yarn I had left at the end of the blanket. Each stripe took about 200 yards.
Final measurements are 32 in by 42 in. Sort of smaller than I wanted but still good for a baby. 1,000 yards of yarn used, yarn especially bought for this blanket.
This sweet boy of mine has recently turned 12 1/2. At this stage we count every half year. Max is still doing well. He has days where it is more difficult for him to get up, those hind legs of his are pretty atrophied. He is still happy, wants treats, to smell around the yard and of course loves to be fussed over. We are so blessed this boy is still with us.
And just to make you smile here is Little Buddy. Who could resist smiling when they see this special boy?
Hope you are having a great day.