Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Baby Blanket 'Ta Da'

I've been meaning to show you this for the last few days as I finally finished the blanket some time last week.

I'm really happy with it. I'm not the Worlds best or quickest knitter and considering the last time I did something like this was seven years ago, I don't think it's too bad. It does look a bit wobbly in places, particularly as the stripy squares turned out a slightly different size to the cream ones and I had to pull them just a bit to get them to fit together. Yes I know, those of you who are fab knitters will probably be cringing at that!

But generally I'm very happy with the end result and I don't think it looks too girly which is something I was worrying about despite there being blue and green in the stripes as well as pink. I'm sure either a boy or a girl are going to look at home snuggled up inside it.

I just hope it's going to be big enough to wrap around my new little babe. It measures 55cm x 65cm. In my head I just can't visualise how big this baby might be having had such a teeny tiny prem baby the first time around. I had a scan last week and they estimated baby to be already 5lb5oz. Little F didn't get to that size until he was 2 months old. With potentially 5 more weeks growing time plus the week we've just had I guess this baby could be up to 8lb or a bit more. Little F didn't reach that weight until he was 4 months old and by then he didn't seem like a new born. We'll see. I'm sure the blanket will be snuggly enough and I'm just so pleased to have been able to make it. I really enjoyed the knitting and would like to do more now.



magie said...

I think the blanket is just lovely, it will be perfect for your little one I am sure :) Not long to go now..how exciting!
Magie x

bee @ thelinencloud said...

What a beautiful blanket ... I love the patchwork effect ... it would be perfect for either a boy or a girl ... so lovely ... Bee xx

busybusybeejay said...

That is lovely.Very effective.Keep us posted!

Josie-Mary said...

What a beautiful blanket :) x

Stitches and Seeds said...

It will be prefect. My three were all around the 8lb mark and seemed teeny, especially as they are all so curled up to start with. xx

Anonymous said...

Awww, such a sweet little blanket. You should be very proud of yourself. My mum taught me how to knit earlier this year. I had great plans on knitting little pea all sorts of things when I was pregnant. She is now 3 months old and I've only managed to knit 5 rows!! How many weeks are you ?
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm still having problems leaving comments.I have tried changing the words but i still have the same problem, it's soooo frustrating and i'm losing followers because of it.

Candytuft Corner said...

Your blanket is delightful and you should be proud of it....I'm certain that whether boy or girl, your baby will be cosy and feel loved. Marie x

mrsrobinson said...

Sweet blanket... I knitted a patchwork blanket with some friends - we each did a few squares - for a friend of ours baby and it was not easy making those squares match!

My now five year old was also premature... full term babies still seem rather large!


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