…then why do baby blankets take such an age to make?
There is a baby boom in my circle at present, so my mind has turned to appropriate baby gift thingies. I have never been one to see a baby as an occasion to make things. To my mind, babies are messy (not their fault I know) and fine hand knits are just wasted on them. They need sturdy, washable items from TJ Maxx, which is usually what I give to harried new parents.
I also explicitly give my friends instructions to have female children since girl clothes are really much cuter. Absolutely no one listens to me on this score, so the humans arriving early next year are all boys. Argh!
I began this baby blanket the other day after seeing some cute versions on Rav of the Moderne Baby Blanket pattern. I also saw some hideous versions of the pattern, but we will not be discussing those. The versions I liked best were symmetrical and graphic, rather than a hodgepodge. I decided to try a color progression version and see how I liked it. So far I’m “meh” on it (needs some pink), but I’ll stick it out until I run out of yarn and see what we’ve got.
That brings me to another question: how big is a baby blanket traditionally supposed to be? I see patterns for little ones and some others would be suitable to swaddle a baby elephant. What’s up with that? I suspect my version will be on the small side since I’ve not got a huge amount of interest in swaddling an elephant.