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wildflower38
07-06-2009, 07:19 PM
I knit this blanket for my cousin's newborn baby. :heart: I wanted to make something special for him because he's a miracle baby. My cousin has had 2 second trimester miscarriages in the past and was told she'd never be able to carry a baby to term. She switched doctors, consulted specialist, had a cerclage, and 37 weeks later she gave birth to her first and only child :) on June 19th :cheering: She wouldn't let me knit anything for the baby until the beginning of June. It took her that long to feel everything would be ok.

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pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
yarns: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Lake blue, Taupe brown, Snow white and Stone grey
needle: US 7 Addi turbo
modifications:
1. in block 9, I knit 36 ridges instead of 54
2. in part of block 10, I picked up and knit 132 stitches instead of 150
3. instead of the garter stitch mitered border, I crocheted 3 rows of single crochet
start: June 16, 2009
finish: July 3, 2009

Jan in CA
07-06-2009, 07:37 PM
It's beautiful! I'm so glad she had the baby safely and I wish them the best!

auburnchick
07-06-2009, 07:38 PM
What a gorgeous blanket and a truly miraculous story!!!

bambi
07-06-2009, 10:27 PM
Beautiful! I'm so happy that she could have a little happiness after so much sorrow. Miscarriages are so painful and carrying that little precious one to term afterwards is pure joy!

Blessings,

Bambi

auntcrafty
07-06-2009, 11:33 PM
Absolutely beautiful -- the colors are wonderful! Congrats on your new cousin!

wezyus
07-07-2009, 01:03 AM
Superb blanket ...am sure u hve taken enough time to do it ...thnks

ArtLady1981
07-07-2009, 06:12 AM
Wonderful blanket, and even more wonderful family story!

margz3
07-07-2009, 10:17 AM
Beautiful blanket - it's wonderful you were able to make it!

mks22300
07-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Great job and I'm so glad for your cousin!

MerigoldinWA
07-09-2009, 10:00 PM
Congratulations to your cousin. She did the right thing with switching doctors. I'm glad everything turned out so well. Your blanket is very nice. Nice design for a boy.

Doodknitwit
07-09-2009, 10:33 PM
congratulations to the new parents... may the bay grow healthy & strong.

Doodknitwit
07-09-2009, 10:34 PM
:heart: congratulations to the new parents... may the bay grow healthy & strong.

gotta knit
07-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Great job on the blanket! Congrats to your cousin on their little 'miracle'.

tilllie
07-11-2009, 12:37 AM
Great job on the blanket...love the colors. Congratulations on the new family member!

WandaT
07-16-2009, 09:04 AM
Beautiful blanket and story!!! Congrats to all!