Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wee Wednesday: Bright Stripes Baby Blanket FO

I finally finished it! The Bright Stripes Baby Blanket:

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Pattern: Mirbeau Slip Stitch Baby Blanket

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK in Buttercup, Orange Blossom, Lemongrass, Peacock, and Poppy (1 skein of each, except for Poppy, since I used it for the borders.

Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Mods: I alternated the 5 colours in order, didn't do the mirrored colour repeats as called for in the pattern.

Notes:  I knit a baby blanket for a friend before, but I clearly forgot how loooong it takes to churn out a baby blanket! I've  been chiseling away at this one since the fall.  There have been times I thought it was maybe a bit to bright, but then I got these very fun stroller/toy bar toys, and they matched perfectly!

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I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I was a little nervous at the bight colours I chose, because I usually do earth tones so this was a real departure for me. It blocked out beautifully, and is all ready to go for baby bliss when she shows up (can you believe it's only another 3-4 weeks?!).

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41 comments:

Erin N. said...

I love it. The colors are beautiful.

Noas' Libellule said...

Whoah!! You finished it, so beautiful. OMG, you are due in a month, cannot believe it!

CelticCastOn said...

It's absolutely stunning!!!
She's going to have one styling stroller/car seat :)

Snickerdoodle Smith said...

Very nice! So excited for your new little one!

Cassy said...

GORGEOUS! I'm going to consider that in my upcoming baby blanket repertoire. Your baby is going to love all of those bright colors.

Tanis said...

Your blanket is da bomb! I really like how you used an odd number of colours so the pairs of slipped sts alternate (does that make sense?) So cheerful.

Jacey said...

I love it. It's so happy, and non-pastel. yay for a big finish!!

Sabrina said...

Love it!! I wouldn't have necessarily picked those colors right away either, but I love the end result!!

evergreenknits said...

Marvelous! I usually go for earth tones, too, but that blanket is just so vibrantly happy.

Baby blankets are definitely way more time consuming than I always think! I bet that having the color changes kept it from getting too boring along the way.

Jolene said...

It's so bright and cheerful and lovely! (And the stroller toys are ridiculously cute.) One month left -- wow, time is a flying.

eliza said...

it really does coordinate well with those toys! how fab!

(no i can't believe it's only another 3-4 weeks! crazy!)

Evelyn said...

I think this is the cheeriest baby blanket I've ever seen. I want one ... just to put a smile on my face! Beautiful work, Julie.

Melissa said...

This is extremely fabulous! So bright and cheerful! :)

setinink said...

I hope you'll post a picture of baby bliss all wrapped up in the blanket!!

Lisle said...

It's perfect! And now you'd better head off to bed to rest up. Those 3 weeks will feel like you're waiting forever, and then suddenly it'll be July and you'll be wishing you'd figured out how to bottle sleep. Good thing you've got a super-cute blankie!

duni said...

i'm glad you made it bright! it's really fun. -duniknits

HeatherKnits said...

Looks beautiful!!! Can't wait to see little bliss when she makes her appearance. Wishing you a healthy and happy final month!

Heidi said...

I'm swooning over that blanket, the colours are sheer perfection!

Kat said...

It looks fantastic! I love the colours. I want to make a crochet pram quilt for our bub whose due in October so I think I better start soon.

Erin Kate said...

Beautiful!

Chancy said...

I love the bright colors! I love this color combo more than the ones used as examples in Ravelry. So cheerful!

yoel said...

So pretty! I am so excited for you - wow just a couple weeks now!!

Sarah said...

Its beautiful! what a happy blanket! So exciting that you only have a few weeks to go!!

Llyn said...

What a beauty! :-)

Fleur Cotton said...

Absolutely beautiful and I love the choice of bold bright colours.

Fleur x

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

What a happy blanket! You did a beautiful job and she will cherish it always... trust me. I have one off at college who took her blankie with her!

SarahG said...

Wow! Four weeks to go! I am at 18 weeks now (yippee!) and people still don't know I'm pregnant until I tell them. I would love to see a picture of you with a month to go! I'm sure you look beautiful!
Baby Bliss will love the blanket. Lots of interest for those little eyes!

Bronwyn said...

I love this! The bright colors are gorgeous. :)

Bronwyn said...

I love this! The bright colors are gorgeous. :)

Cheryl Chapman said...

That is really beautiful! I am like you, don't care for really bright colors, either, but this came together just right - it is the perfect combination!

Karen said...

It's absolutely stunning!! Just perfect... I'd be nervous about the bright colours too, but it has turned out beautifully. (has me thinking about my own upcoming baby blanket project...hmmmm) :)

Rachel said...

It's bright but it is stunning! I really love that stitch pattern...quite unique!

juniperjune said...

love it! the colors look great!

juniperjune said...

and is that you on the cover of the new patternworks catalog?? congrats! you look gorgeous & alana's design is lovely!

Preeti said...

This blanket is truly stunning! Baby bliss is going to love these colors.

kingshearte said...

That looks fantastic! And the great thing about babies is that you can swathe them in colours you'd never be able to get away with yourself!

debbie said...

So fun! I love the colors you chose. They remind me of fisher price toys.

Michele said...

Your blanket is beautiful! I know it takes so long to knit but it is worth your time - my babies use their blankets every day and it is the one thing that they won't outgrow . Your little bundle is going to love it!

Helen said...

That is one happy blankie!

elephantJuice said...

Beautiful blanket! I really love the colours you've used. They look fantastic together!

Heather said...

I just love that baby blanket! Love the colors, the texture, the stripes, everything. Looks like it was quite a bit of work! But so worth it and beautiful :)