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stisdale
04-13-2009, 01:25 PM
It's been roughly two months in the making but I'm really happy with how this blanket turned out. The only thing that is the downside about the blanket is when I did the rectangle of stockinette stitch to write Aidan's name in it, it was a lot wider horizontally than the rest of the blanket because the rest was done in a cable stitch which drew the yarn in. Lesson learned.


OH and the other major bummer? My aunt is only about 20-ish weeks and after CONFIRMING at 15 weeks that she was going to name the baby Aidan Miles, she recently told me she's thinking of other baby names. :passedout:

Here's the blanket:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030575.jpg
THe color change you see in the middle is not noticeable at all in real life, it's just the way it turned out with the flash.

Without flash:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030559.jpg

Close up of name:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030574.jpg

Even more close up of name:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030567.jpg

And close-up of border:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030555.jpg

I know it has its faults but I LOVE my new blanket!! cloud9 And I hope and pray that she won't change the baby name!!! :pray:

Jan in CA
04-13-2009, 01:28 PM
That's beautiful! I hope she won't change the name, too. Lesson learned though.. the name isn't final till the ink is dry on the birth certificate. ;)

Debbie
04-13-2009, 01:47 PM
It is beautiful. I think you should give it to her ... guilt her into NOT changing the name :)

margz3
04-13-2009, 02:50 PM
It's fantastic! Did you use a pattern, or wing it? Here's hoping she doesn't change the name!

GirlChris
04-13-2009, 03:14 PM
oh that is so gorgeous she better not go changing her mind now. LOL It's so pretty.

WandaT
04-14-2009, 09:01 AM
Beautiful!!! Bummer about the name ...

dustinac
04-14-2009, 09:03 AM
:inlove: Very pretty! Maybe you could go ahead and gift it to her an early congrats blanket so she will know about the name. :hug:

ritaw
04-14-2009, 11:30 AM
Wonderful blanket ! I will have my fingers crossed for you :)

Lieuvena
04-14-2009, 12:25 PM
:inlove: That's absolutely gorgeous! Great job. :cheering:

HollyP
04-14-2009, 07:35 PM
That's beautiful! I really hope she doesn't change the name!

ArtLady1981
04-14-2009, 08:43 PM
I see no faults whatsoever! This is a true WORK OF ART!

Slim
04-14-2009, 09:00 PM
Wow, what a beautiful blanket! It's just perfect! Okay, worst case scenario, if she does change the name is there a way to rework just the panel with the name? Hope you don't need to!

MerigoldinWA
04-16-2009, 03:05 PM
That turned out beautifully. I don't see any flaws. I remember when you figuring the name "panel" out. It would be a shame if she changed the name, but that is how things go sometimes. I think I would give it to her anyway since she told you that name. She can still use it and it can be kind of a family joke. LOL

stisdale
04-17-2009, 03:56 PM
If worse comes to work I can pull the name out, I just swiss stitched it in so I won't have to do any frogging, thank goodness. Thanks everyone for the compliments!

MerigoldinWA
04-17-2009, 09:36 PM
I wondered which way you had ended up doing the name. Yeah, the duplicate stitch will allow you to do it over, but what a lot of work when you thought you were done. A labor of love.

knittwitt
04-18-2009, 02:05 AM
A lot of love and patience went inot this blanket! Nice stitch work!

Dimpledapple
04-23-2009, 04:13 AM
Lovely blanket! Great job :thumbsup:

bambi
04-23-2009, 10:18 PM
It's beautiful!

Bambi

stisdale
04-23-2009, 10:30 PM
I just finished these today, yipee! Booties to match the blanket!! :heart:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030608.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030600.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030599.jpg

I used Saartje's Booties pattern from Raverly http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saartjes-bootees