Monday, January 26, 2009

New Blanket - Pretty Pastel Stripes

I finally listed a new blanket in my shop. I've been working on this blanket for a while and been thinking about making it for even longer than that! I started it in early December, but then put it aside to make Christmas gifts (that included 3 necklaces, 6 bracelets, 6 pairs of earrings and two scarves) and finally went back to it after the holidays were over.

I used my new favorite pattern and some soft light weight baby yarn from my stash. Including this blanket, I have made six blankets from this type of yarn and I love it! I made one for my son before he was born and made it big enough that he'll be able to use it for a very long time. It washes quite well, it even survived a few trips through the dryer (which I don't recommend, even though you can get away with it).

This blanket has stripes of varying thickness (its hard for this engineer to step away from structured patterns) using pale pink, mint green, light blue, lavendar and pale yellow. I simply LOVE the way it turned out and debated keeping it for myself, but we currently have five handmade blankets in my house and we are only three people!

So, now that you are in love with this blanket, mosy on over to my Etsy shop and check out the listing. And remember, I am accepting custom orders for blankets (price will vary depending on the size you'd like and the type of yarn you prefer).

Happy Shopping!

PS - there is still time to enter for a chance to win a sampler set of my washcloths, dish cloths and facial scrubbies - click here to enter!

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