Friday, July 04, 2008

Baby Blanket

It took me a while, but it's finally done - the modified corntastic blanket:


Corntastic Baby Blanket, originally uploaded by samjoepics.

Here's the background - a close friend of mine is about to have a baby next month. I wanted to make something for the wee one and asked what colours the nursery might be. She pointed me to the Blooming Marvelous site where the nursery of choice had lots of bright colours that reminded me of the Corntastic blanket I'd seen at my LYS.

I picked up one of each colour of the corntastic yarns and cast on for the small size. (Side note: can you believe that yarn can be made from corn?). Instead of doing the larger stripes called for in the pattern I decided to change colours every 5 rows, and did 3 repeats of each colour. Because it was lacking some red (and was looking a little too small), I decided to adapt the triangle edging from the Debbie Bliss alphabet blanket to add the finishing touch.

I love the end result, and am looking forward to whipping out some matching hats and socks or bootees.

***Edited to add:***
Jeanie said... What yarn did you use?
Answer: The stripes were made using a variety of colours of Kollage yarns 'Corntastic'. The border was made using red Rowan 4-ply cotton. Both are machine washable.

14 comments:

sweetp said...

What a lucky baby. Thats really lovely.

Knit Eat Sleep said...

I love it, love it, love it! Great baby gift! Your finished projects are always so stunning!

Bea said...

This is totally fabulous! I love it!

StarSpry said...

The blanket looks wonderful!!! I love how the cute little bear is sitting there :)

CraftyLaDonna said...

Wow, that is an extremely lovely blanket. What an awesome gift that will be!

Emily said...

I love it! The colors are so fun. I think I'd make that one for myself.

amanda said...

That is beautiful! The colours are so much nicer than pastels. It looks pretty gorgeous on your chair too! Are you sure you want to give it away??

Luni said...

That is really cute! It looks like a tremendous amount of work, lots of knitting, then weaving in the ends, then that gorgeous border...of course it took a while.

Corwink said...

I love how the edge looks on it. I bet both mom and baby are going to love it.

Kim said...

Excellent finish! And I love the picture--it looks like something out of a pattern book. What a lucky baby :)

Jeanie said...

That blanket is so great. I wouldn't mind one for myself:) What yarn did you use? Really beautiful colors.

Stacey said...

LOVE it! Way to go Sam!

Michelle said...

Wow, Sam. That turned out really cute! Great photo too.

tiennie said...

This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful blanket! Bravo!