Saturday, September 11, 2010

Easy Peasy Squares Blanket

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.

 

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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.

 

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** Linking to Weekend Wrapup Party, Saturday Night Special, Check Me Out Saturday, Under The Table and Dreaming

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I joined ravery to check out the blanket. Your blanket caught my eye.
KarenR2010

Erin Wallace said...

Here (late) for the Friday blog hops! Great blog! Your newest follower. Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin
droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Elizabeth, your blanket is beautiful. I can't wait to try out the pattern and get some of that yarn at Hobby Lobby. I love to knit baby blankets! They are so much fun!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I'm a member of ravelry as well but I haven't been on there in quite awhile. I've gotten out of my knitting bug. I did a blanket similar to that and know all the work that went into. Love it and the color.

fruitfulwords said...

I love this blanket: the look, the color and the ease of care. As soon as I finish the afghan I am currently knitting I want to make this one - if it is easy enough for me to do.

Renna said...

Well, I love how yours turned out so much, I may have to knit one myself. I'll have to check Tracy's (Woolwinder) modifications, too. That is just beautiful!

PS-I have made THREE Honeybun Cakes in the past three weeks; one for a church dinner, one for houseguests, and one to take with us when invited by friends for dinner. Each one was raved about endlessly. It is now my new favorite 'go to' cake. Thanks so much for sharing it!