Monday, February 12, 2007

It is Finished!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


My friend Marie is expecting her fourth precious little girl. When I heard the news I offered to make her a baby blanket. Thinking something flannel, a little ribbon and embroider the baby's name...maybe an afternoon's worth of work. She was excited at the prospect, saying she would love for the baby to have something special made just for her.

One afternoon Marie saw me knitting. "Oooo" she squealed, "Something like this would make a beautiful baby blanket". At first I didn't think much about it, then one day when we were talking, she asked if I minded knitting something for the baby....the shawl I had been making was just so soft and "something" like that would be perfect.

I began this afghan in January. I wasn't thinking when I selected the yarn. I choose a very soft baby yarn in fingering weight. For those of you that do not knit, fingering weight is one of the finest....the only yarn smaller is lace weight. Small yarn = small progress. So this was going to take a bit of time and the baby was due February 20th.

Here it is, finally finished. My hope was to have it done before the baby was born and I was able to meet my goal.

Can I just say, it will be awhile before I do anything with baby pink again!

Go to 5 Minutes for Mom to see other projects being tackled in Bloggityville.

16 comments:

Knitting Rose said...

that is a beautiful blanket! I know how hard those are to finish - I applaud you!

Elizabeth said...

Julie that turned out simply stunning! I'm not real sure how you're going to top that one!!! :)

Crystal said...

Wow - that is goregous! Very lucky friend you have there:)

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous in the picture, and I know it's even prettier in real life. I knew you could do it!
Mrs. M.

jennyr said...

that's sweet! nothing more precious than a gift of labor!

Lisa Knight said...

Great blanket. I do love the knit/crochet ones.

my tackle is up

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh my what a talent you have! That is a beautiful blanket and I'm sure it will be treasured. Fantastic Tackle!

Barbara H. said...

Oh, that is soooooo sweet!!! I know she'll love it -- not only the blanket but the gift of time and care you put into it.

Gattina said...

You have a lot of patience to be able to knit a whole blanket ! It's very nice !

devildogwife said...

Wow! Great job!!

Lori said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! What a lucky friend!

Manda said...

that's sooo pretty, Julie!! good job! :)

Sheila said...

OOO, you have a gorgeous baby blanket and a Project Spectrum both in one project. I love the blanket.

Carrie said...

Oh I bet it came out great with that weight of yarn. So many handmade crocheted/knitted baby blankets are so HEAVY that the baby ends up laying on *them* more than they lay on the baby, lol!
This one looks perfect for a cute lil' babe to snuggle up in, all light and soft and cuddly. :)
Congrats on finishing it!

Proverbs31 said...

Oh that is wonderful! I have no idea how to knit and though I began to learn to crochet as a kid, I didn't stick with it. I admire your perseverance! I'm sure she'll love it. Great Job!

Marcia said...

Oh wow - I am totally useless at anything involving needles - knitting, crocheting or sewing!

Beautiful blanket.

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