I still am amazed when I realize that not only does my son have a daughter, but my nephew is having children as well. I remember these two boys being so young and playing and running outside together. They would come inside so sweaty and laughing and talking fast about the fun they had. Now they get to be on the other side of things and watch their children do the same things.
My nephew’s 2nd son was born recently, little Keith, named after my brother-in-law. I don’t have pictures of him yet, but hoping I will soon. They live halfway across the country from us, so we’re relying heavily on computers for things like that.
I knit a blanket for little Keith and am thrilled with how it turned out. The pattern officially is the Easy Peasy Squares Blanket by Kelly McCraw, but I used the changes made by Wool Winder on Ravelry. In fact, I loved the blanket she did so much that mine is exactly the same, even down to the yarn – although I did get crazy bold and choose my own color.
The yarn is Baby Bee Hushabye Solid (Hobby Lobby) and this is the Surfmommy color. It is the most unique feeling yarn and has a very interesting twist to it. Love the stitch definition and will gladly do this blanket again and again. And of course my personal requirement on baby blankets is that the yarn be washer/dryer safe as new mom’s have plenty of other things to worry about and shouldn’t have to hand wash and dry flat. :)
I highly recommend this pattern and yarn – it’s a great project for TV watching and I think it turned out quite nice.