Saturday, May 17, 2014

Baby Projects

Hello Everyone!

I was asked by a friend to make two different baby knit projects. I've been waiting to post because I didn't want the expecting mothers to see the photos before receiving the gifts.

First I made the baby boy blanket inspired by a Rebecca Danger blanket pattern. Green and linen (off white) stripes with a thick orange border and thin brown border. Then 2 pockets. One pocket is orange and brown and the other looks like windows in green and linen.

Next I did the baby girl blanket.  A simple basket weave pattern in one color "off pink" called dusty rose and then added a couple of crochet flowers and grass.

After mailing those out I got started on 2 monsters also inspired by Rebecca Danger patterns from the book Knit a Monster Nursery. I doubled the yarn strands to make it a little bigger (and tougher) without having to adjust the pattern. 
The boy monster was made to fit inside the blanket pockets. The girl monsters arms move back and forth.
All the yarn for these projects was from Lion Brand (mainly Vanna's Choiceand definitely all machine washable and dryable. I wanted to make sure that it was easy to clean for the moms to be. 

Thank you for reading!

Ruthie (under construction)