Happy New Year everybody!
We’ve had a couple of days of dreadfully windy weather here. We suffered minimal damage compared to some parts of the country, but the fence between our house and the neighbours’ has come down, a lot of my loved plants have been knocked about and pots broken, and despite having our house number painted on it in huge white numbers, our recycling box was blown down the road never to be found or returned. Today, though, has been gloriously sunny, spring-like and fresh. I even heard a chaffinch “pink-pink”-ing outside which was very cheery and really gave me a glorious new year feeling, even though the worst of the winter is probably yet to come.
Christmas and New Year were fun, if a little chaotic. I may have taken a little too much on, resulting in a feeling that I didn’t quite get to sit down and enjoy things as much as I could or should have done, what with it being baby’s first Christmas. It was the first time we’ve hosted and overall it was a huge success though — it was good to see my family and everyone said they had a lovely time, which is what it’s all about I suppose!
I’m going to try to do a mini review of 2011 in pictures if I get a chance, but I thought I’d show off my first finished object of 2012 — this cute little blanket for Baby D.
I made one before he was born from a pale turquoise coloured Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn — it was his “coming home from hospital” blanket and he slept under it in his moses basket. He’s outgrown it as a bed cover now but as he’s got larger he’s taken to cuddling it and chewing on it — it’s his favourite snuggle-blankie and when we put him down to sleep he immediately looks for it and gets quite agitated if it’s not there. So, I figured I should make another as a spare — if only so that I can wash the first!
I couldn’t find the same colour yarn but found this gorgeous green Baby Cashmerino and hoped that the colour wouldn’t matter too much so long as it felt the same. It certainly seems to have done the trick — I finished it yesterday and gave it a light steam blocking before swapping it for the old one (which went straight into the washing machine). When he went for his nap he reached up for it, pulled it over his head and dozed off right away. I think we can say that’s a win!
Pattern: Born under a star baby blanket – from the book Purls of Wisdom by Jenny Lord (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Baby Cashmerino – shade 340047 (2 balls exactly)
Needles: 6.5 mm
Baby D approval test: Pass with flying colours!