Friday, February 6, 2009

It's a Boy!

Tomorrow is the baby shower and I have just finished this little labor of love in the nick of time. A dear friend has a new addition to her family - due to arrive at any moment now, and this is my donation towards the newborn fund. Babies need a lot of nurturing and their parents need a lot of support, in both the emotional arena and the accumulation of all the necessary stuff that little souls need to make it in this world. Every little bit helps, because, in truth, babies need so much.
I used my Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches to help look for some interesting textured stitches to add surface interest to this patchwork afghan. (My earlier post talks about the particulars). It turned out to be roughly a 45 inch square, and I did a couple of rows of garter stitch at the beginning of each square and at the edges, to add some further definition. An additional border would really be gilding the lily here - and the mother-to-be is a firm believer that she is going to be in labor any minute now -
This was a lot of fun to make - and became rather all consuming of my interest and time these last couple of weeks. Ah, sweet release - now onto other creations to be consumed by.
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  1. Nice work! Love the colors and patterns!

  2. What a great gift! Sure to be a treasured heirloom. It's just gorgeous!


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