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Shandeh
02-23-2006, 11:23 PM
Here is the pretty pink afghan I'm working on for my new step-granddaughter. I haven't been able to see her yet, because I'm recovering from surgery right now. (I had a hysterectomy last week.) The pattern comes from an old baby afghan book I found in my stash.

Jenelle
02-23-2006, 11:28 PM
Oh that is just gorgeous!!!! :inlove: :inlove:

Tammy6071
02-23-2006, 11:31 PM
Adorable!!

CateKnits
02-23-2006, 11:34 PM
Lovely! :inlove:

gardenmommy
02-24-2006, 12:14 AM
That will become a treasure! It's beautiful!

Amber
02-24-2006, 01:05 AM
Beautiful!

Jan in CA
02-24-2006, 03:03 AM
That is just beautiful!!

Sylvie
02-24-2006, 03:07 AM
That's very cute and so pretty in that color, congrats! :cheering: :XX:

Ronda
02-24-2006, 07:12 AM
That is just beautiful!

I hope you're recovering quickly!

Shandeh
02-24-2006, 07:55 AM
Thanks for the good words, my friends! You guys are awesome! I'm slowly getting better, but the doc says it takes about 4 - 8 weeks to recover from a hysterectomy. Plenty of time to finish that afghan. :XX:

I have lots of other projects too, so I'll try to post some of them also.

KellyK
02-24-2006, 08:27 AM
That's LOVELY! What yarn are you using?

Lana
02-24-2006, 09:42 AM
I :heart: :heart: :heart: that pattern.

I have a book from the early 70s with a very similar one.

Danielle
02-24-2006, 10:54 AM
Beautiful! :thumbsup:

margie
02-24-2006, 02:33 PM
It looks beautiful!! Congratulations on the new granddaughter- I hope you get to see her soon!

kayeknit
02-24-2006, 03:35 PM
How precious!! Good to have something special to do while recovering. My DS will have a hysterectomy Monday. Hope both your recovery times will be shorter than normal! :D

Shandeh
02-24-2006, 03:52 PM
I am making this afghan with Caron Simply Soft yarn. I originally bought the yarn to make something for my step-daughter (the baby's mother), so it's fitting that I use it for her little babe! By the way, the baby's name is Hailey Brooke. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 22 inches long. Big Baby! :shock:

Ingrid
02-24-2006, 05:02 PM
Very pretty!!

itscryttle
02-25-2006, 03:07 PM
That is BEAUTIFUL!!! :inlove:

butterflymama
02-25-2006, 07:14 PM
Gorgeous little one with a beautiful blanket! :thumbsup:

nanonette
02-26-2006, 11:49 AM
Beautiful baby girl for such a lovely blanket!!! :thumbsup:

*KnitPixie*
02-27-2006, 06:52 PM
That blanket is beautiful and so is the baby :thumbsup: Where did you get the pattern and is that blanket all knitted or some knit, some crochet?

Shandeh
02-28-2006, 04:18 AM
It is ALL knit, using garter stitch and the vintage "feather and fan" stitch. It's so easy, and turns out very nice. I got the pattern from the book "Our Best Knit Baby Afghans". It contains patterns for 33 gorgeous baby afghans.

Here's a link to the publisher's web page (http://www.leisurearts.com/all_skills/baby/default.asp?display=detail&item_num=3219&sort=title&page=11&rec_num=107&from=BK&startRec=100) for ordering the book.

njknitter
02-28-2006, 11:09 AM
I :heart: it! Best wishes to you during your recovery! Won't it be great to hold that beautiful baby, wrapped in her new blanket, when you're better??

kemp
02-28-2006, 11:10 AM
It's gorgeous! :inlove:

Shandeh
03-03-2006, 04:25 AM
Here is the updated view of the pink afghan. I've been diligently working on it, but it still has some more rows left to be finished. The baby doll is lifesize, so it helps to show the exact size.

I've knit 30 inches so far, but the pattern calls for 44. Will it never end? :XX:

HeatherFeather
03-03-2006, 09:04 AM
That is my all time favorite pattern!!! :) NOW I see who the hat is for!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Take care of your self...and give LOTSO baby kisses to that sweet one!!! :)

You did an amazing job!!! You've gone 30 inches already...what's another 14 right??????????? :) :heart: :heart:

kitkat
03-03-2006, 09:27 AM
Wow, that looks fabulous!

Hope your recovery goes well. Take it easy on yourself.

Knitting
03-03-2006, 01:02 PM
Extremely beautiful! I love the pattern and color!

:cheering:

Shandeh
03-03-2006, 05:27 PM
Thanks for the all the well-wishes! I am recuperating well from my hysterectomy, which took place on Valentine's Day. It's been over 2 weeks now, and I'm still stuck at home. I can't drive yet, because if someone stopped quickly in front of me, I would have a hard time pressing the brakes in time! My surgery lasted 3 hours, and I ended up getting 3 units of blood. I had four conditions instead of just one, so I'm glad the doctor opened me up. It's such a relief to get all that out of there. Now I can move on with my life and be free! Hey, does anybody want a box full of tampons and pads? I don't need them anymore! :cheering:

It was a beautiful day today, so I spent about an hour sitting outside knitting to my heart's content. It was so nice to see the sunshine and feel the fresh breeze blowing. My wind chimes were playing a lovely melody, and the neighborhood kids were laughing while they played. It was a little slice of heaven. :D

HeatherFeather
03-03-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm glad you are recovering nicely!!! It IS heaven to have moments like that!!! :)

Shandeh
03-14-2006, 03:10 PM
Yeehaw! It's finally finished!

I hope my step-daughter likes this afghan for her new baby.

Cristy
03-14-2006, 03:11 PM
so pretty!

Tammy6071
03-14-2006, 03:27 PM
Its so precious. Im sure your step daughter will appreciate the hard work you put in it, its so beautiful.

Shandeh
03-14-2006, 08:40 PM
I sure hope so. My right hand was hurting so bad last night that I had to put a heating pad on it!

melissa.atkins
03-14-2006, 11:07 PM
I love it!!!! It looks so cozy!!

AnreeAce
03-15-2006, 01:06 AM
:cheering:

That is so beautiful! And all the love and self-healing that went into it make it even more special.

Great work! I wonder if I can make one....

IrishBaby
03-15-2006, 07:11 AM
Very pretty!

Shandeh
03-15-2006, 02:52 PM
Thanks for all the encouragement, you guys. It is SOOOOO nice to finally be DONE with that afghan. I thought it would never end!

AnreeAce, the pattern is just your basic "feather and fan" design with a garter stitch border. I'm sure you could do it. I got the pattern from a vintage baby afghan book, but I've seen similar ones on the internet for free.

http://www.knitting-crochet.com/fea.html

http://www.pagebypage.com/blanketfeatherandfan.php

Good luck!

knittnl
03-15-2006, 03:32 PM
It is very pretty. I love the pink.

Shandeh
03-19-2006, 02:26 PM
Finally! I got to see my sweet little grand-daughter. My husband and I drove up yesterday and got a hotel room so we could have his kids come to visit. His step-daughter Katie is the baby's mother, and she is doing a wonderful job with the baby. Her brother and sister, Aaron and Jessica are really good at being an uncle and aunt too.

Here's the baby in her Mama's arms, wearing the bonnet, with the blanket underneath her.

Shandeh
03-19-2006, 02:29 PM
And here's baby Hailey, asleep and warm in the blanket!

gardenmommy
03-19-2006, 10:55 PM
Beautiful baby and beautiful blanket! It will become a treasure!

melissa.atkins
03-19-2006, 11:27 PM
Carolina,

Just a quick question... how many skeins did you use to make the afghan? :thinking:

Thanks!

Ingrid
03-20-2006, 12:33 AM
Aaaaaaaw! What a precious picture!

Shandeh
03-20-2006, 01:39 PM
Thanks for the comments, my friends. I talked about you guys this weekend when I was visiting the grandbaby. I told them, "I have some friends that I talk to every day about knitting." My husband said, "You've been chatting?!" I said, "No way! I'm in a forum where we all love to knit. It's fun!" My sister-in-law has a group of knitters that get together once a week, so she showed me what she's been doing. We encouraged each other and said our "oohs and ahs", while everyone else just sat around waiting for us to finish. It was funny.

Melissa, I used about 4 skeins of yarn for this afghan. There is still a lot left in the 4th skein, so I guess I actually used 3 1/2 skeins. It took FOREVER, but the end result is worth it.

The baby was a little fussy at one point this weekend, and when I covered her with the afghan, she quieted down. That made me happy.

melissa.atkins
03-20-2006, 03:39 PM
The baby was a little fussy at one point this weekend, and when I covered her with the afghan, she quieted down. That made me happy.

That is soooo sweet!!! :thumbsup:

Melissa, I used about 4 skeins of yarn for this afghan. There is still a lot left in the 4th skein, so I guess I actually used 3 1/2 skeins. It took FOREVER, but the end result is worth it.

Thank you!! :)

Shandeh
04-23-2006, 02:40 PM
Well, I just HAD to post another picture of my sweet little granddaughter, Hailey Nicole.

We had a nice visit with her yesterday, and her mother emailed this pretty photo from when she was in the hospital.

rebecca
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
:D She is just darling & her afghan is lovely ;)

Toast King
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Ditto - she's adorable & the afghan is really lovely! :heart:

Congratulations! :D

Danielle
04-23-2006, 04:53 PM
How sweet! She's adorable! :heart:

Shandeh
04-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Thanks for all the kind compliments. Even though she is not my blood relative, I am still falling in love with her. She is the new baby of my step-daughter, Katie. (My husband and I have only been married for 4 years.)

I got to hold her yesterday for about 30 minutes to an hour. She got a little fussy, so I sang some lullabies again. She just LOVES singing.

Cristy
04-23-2006, 09:38 PM
:inlove: :inlove: WOW. I've nothing more to say...

Lisa Kay
04-25-2006, 02:42 PM
Love the beautiful afghan you made!

I'm curious, what size needles did you use?

khewes
04-26-2006, 01:24 PM
Grand babies are fun, aren't they?

Mine has that same outfit that yours was wearing in the little hospital isolette. She fit into it for oh, about four minutes. They grow so fast!!!!


Seems like just yesterday she was born and now she's getting a tooth.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the heck out that baby. There's nothing more special.

Shandeh
12-28-2006, 01:43 AM
Love the beautiful afghan you made!
I'm curious, what size needles did you use?
So sorry for the delay in responding, Lisa Kay. For some reason, I stopped receiving notifications of postings to this topic.

I used a size 11 knitting needle.