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hyperactive
02-13-2011, 08:43 AM
Hi!
I am done with my baby blanket, that I posted about before. I had to wait until the baby was done because I wanted to enter the name's initials into the center square and that is why I had to wait for the name to be acutally given to the little one.
I do not want to show baby pictures here without the parents' permission but here is the blanket with the initials: MS.

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/hyperactive/54248532/baby_blanket_1_medium2.jpg

More pictures and link to the original pattern by Garnstudio in my Ravelry Projects. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/hyperactive/124-3-knitted-blanket-with-squares-in-different-structured-patterns-in-nepal)

blueeyes28
02-13-2011, 08:45 AM
Beautiful!:inlove:

Jan in CA
02-13-2011, 01:33 PM
It's gorgeous! :yay:

MerigoldinWA
02-13-2011, 01:43 PM
Impressive!! :heart: Beautiful patterns on it and the color is classic. A great gift and the monogram makes it very personal.

hyperactive
02-13-2011, 04:48 PM
thanks, girls!
It is Garnstudio Nepal, so it is a mix of Alpaca and wool. It is sooooo soft and warm. I can't wait to present it to the little M.
But I did not want to bring it to the hospital when seeing her the first time. Parents have enough to haul around - I will visit them at home and bring the gift.

Lighting57
02-13-2011, 04:59 PM
That is very pretty and a keepsake for sure.

hyperactive
02-13-2011, 06:36 PM
thanks. I made it a nicely decent size (85 cm square - that is about 34 inches). That will make it nice for extra-warm bed covering... and can be used for a couch-cuddle-blanket and maybe be in use for a very long time. It has that potential... let's see how it will be in reality.

I will make a blanket like this for my husband and me soon. We are thinking of getting a new couch and as soon as we know about the color and everything I will make a nice big blanket for it, maybe with matching pillowcases. That pattern by garnstudio is great. Just that chessboard-pattern for one set of squares I can really do without. I will come up with my own pattern there. Not so hard.

kmaclean
02-13-2011, 06:41 PM
That blanket is absolutely gorgeous! :inlove:

I agree with everyone else ... with it being a beautiful pattern in a classic color and personalized with the child's initials, it is sure to be an heirloom!

WandaT
02-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! What a work of heart!

hyperactive
02-15-2011, 10:52 AM
Thanks a lot. I can't wait to go and present the blanket. Maybe I can do that this weekend. But I really think, mother and baby need rest and alone-time. So I do not want to intrude.
The original pattern is by garnstudio and I just cut it down from 20 squares to 9 to make it baby size.
It was a pregnancy-companion-project as I started planning it right when I heard the good news and kept knitting parts of it on and off during the last 5 month of the episode. It was nice to have that growing project and seeing the baby grow, ehm, the belly. Now she is there and is SUCH a cutie!

ArtLady1981
02-15-2011, 04:39 PM
DIVINE! A work of Art!!!

hyperactive
02-17-2011, 06:06 AM
thanks, Art Lady!
I truely enjoyed the project. And even though I never thought I would make a blanket (AND enjoy it), this one was fun. Even the more complicated cable squares took under 2 hours for completion. The chessboard and false fishermen's rib took about 25-45 min per Piece. All in good time, I think.
So I guess, I will make a big blanket before long - as soon as we know about our new couch and so on... it should be fitting exactly, if I already make it.

Debbie
02-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Beautiful !

hyperactive
02-17-2011, 10:22 AM
I am glad, everybody likes it! I hope this weekend I will give it away!

Slim
02-17-2011, 08:10 PM
Beautiful! Lovely, lovely work for some lucky baby!

mks22300
02-17-2011, 11:44 PM
Beautiful!!

hyperactive
02-18-2011, 04:34 AM
Thanks. And SO soft!

Shandeh
02-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Excellent work! I just love the same color throughout on pieces like that. :inlove:

aprilbetty
02-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Beautiful blanket! How did you join the squares?

Breezed
02-20-2011, 10:24 AM
Beautiful

hyperactive
02-21-2011, 12:45 PM
Thanks a lot.
I joined the squares in matress stitch, leaving a tiny lip on the back side. With the cables there is a front and back side anyways.

The border I picked up around the outside.

Oh: I did wet all squares and pinned them to exact squares and same size before joining (just the middle one, I skipped that with but washed the blanked after finishing).

My friend gave me permission to post a picture of her daughter here. So I can happily show the baby.
And yesterday I finally got to go there with the blanket (I did not want to bring it to hospital so I waited until they were home and ready for guests).

So here is Melina (the photo was taken at the hospital when she was about 1 day old... they change so rapidly!)

http://www.gemeinschaftskrankenhaus.de/Dateien/Babygalerie/11-02-05_melina_DAP_0752.jpg

aprilbetty
02-22-2011, 09:50 PM
An absolutely adorable baby! She will love the blanket!

margz3
02-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Super job, and such a special gift! :heart:

hyperactive
02-24-2011, 04:55 AM
thanks. I hope the blanket will keep her warm this winter. The loving will start a little later, I guess. When she does realize the different things around her.

TrikkeAddict
02-24-2011, 08:37 AM
Beautiful blanket and beautiful baby!!!