One of my friends is having a baby boy this spring and I thought I’d see if I could come up with a baby blanket. Now I have several prejudices about baby items – nothing overly cutsie and nothing “ye olde” style (aka expensive grandma crap, sailor suits or matching parent/child outfits). See, these are not unreasonable ideas.
I like the idea of the Moderne Baby Blanket, but I didn’t want to make a hodgepodge. So I opted to make a more linear progression blanket. My yarn choice was the washable/dryable Lion Brand Cotton-Ease and after taking these pics I washed the blanket to make sure the colors don’t run. They don’t. The colors of the blanket are in the ballpark of the nursery colors tropical theme, so that’s a plus.
I’m ambivalent about the finished blanket. The colors look kind of like a rainbow, which is not what I was going for. I wanted to use more muted colors, but Cotton-Ease just didn’t have enough of the colors for my vision. I picked the colors that worked best and called it done. Aren’t baby blankets just big rags anyway so I should just gift it and let it go….right?