It's been a while since I've posted regularly, so I'm going to try to remedy that by doing a series of posts about things I've missed posting about. This post's theme: baby/child blankets.
A few years back (before I had a blog), I made Bella, the daughter of friends, a blanket as a gift for her birth. I posted about her love for the blanket two years ago after her first birthday party. I saw Bella and her brother, Iain, over the summer several months before her third birthday. Once she understood that I made her Didi (her name for the blanket I made), she informed me that she needed a "pink Didi" for her birthday. Of course I had to do it after that, so I bought the most godawful shade of bubblegum pink yarn and made a blanket. Which she loved.
I crocheted it from a stitch pattern from A Treasury of Crochet Patterns by Liz Blackwell. I imagine I would have been happier with it had the color not made my eyes bleed while working with it. But it was what Bella wanted, so I guess all is well.
Last weekend I went to a baby shower for Anna, who I used to babysit when she was a baby. And wow, that made me feel old. I made another round ripple--my third. While I love the way these blankets come out, I am getting a bit sick of making them. But it did come out well. And quite speedy to make.