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Old 07-06-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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I knit this blanket for my cousin's newborn baby. 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 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.

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
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
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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It's beautiful! I'm so glad she had the baby safely and I wish them the best!

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Old 07-06-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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What a gorgeous blanket and a truly miraculous story!!!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:27 PM   #4
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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!


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Old 07-06-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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Absolutely beautiful -- the colors are wonderful! Congrats on your new cousin!

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Superb blanket sure u hve taken enough time to do it ...thnks
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:12 AM   #7
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Wonderful blanket, and even more wonderful family story!
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Beautiful blanket - it's wonderful you were able to make it!


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Old 07-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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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.
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