honey baby

each new arrival deserves some fanfare—the songs of bees in the fields and ssh-ssh of summery grasses are gathered here in a soft shawl that provides just the right comfort and protection for a sleeping babe or toddler. knit in dreamy colors of superwash fingering wool, this piece will travel a little one’s life for years to come as a treasured token of childhood.

shown above in woolen rabbit essence merino fingering yarn, colorway what’s up, buttercup?

kim at the woolen rabbit is offering a kit that includes yarn (choice of four delectable colorways) and pattern; click here to order.
visit kim’s blog to see her beautiful blanket in progress, in colorway bodacious blossom
(shown below)

to purchase pattern alone or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

my friend kim at the woolen rabbit has the BEST ideas—she approached me in late spring proposing a baby bee blanket project for a special gift. i had often thought about reworking the bee shawl pattern into a baby blanket, but hadn’t got my mojo up for it. then she put . . . well . . . a bee in my bonnet by talking yarn and colors and then there was a new nephew arriving for me and she said she’d test knit and off we went on a magic blanket ride, each of us finishing just in the nick of time (well, she will, anyway, if we all send good knitting karma her way!).
thank you ever so much kim; i probably would’ve put this one off til who knows when if it wasn’t for your encouragement—and it turned out to be so much fun.

BTW, kim has several new and luscious yarns in her delightful shop, including one with cashmere—go take a look!

and now, let’s see a few more photos . . .

27 Responses to “honey baby”

  1. LaceLady says:

    another scrumptious, just scrumptious “rite of passage” beauty!

  2. Yarndude says:

    How beautiful! This one will definitely go at the top of my list when I need a baby gift.

  3. Sarah R says:

    Awwww….more little baby feet!

    Beautiful blankie.

  4. Josiane says:

    A wonderful blanket for the cutest little boy! They’re both adorable!

  5. Sabrina says:

    Congratulations! I too am a new auntie. My sister had a little one Wednesday before last. I read that you will be using the my Anzula sock yarn for your other nephew, that is so lovely. I have one more skein in that colorway, let me know if you think you might need it.

  6. MaryjoO says:

    so beautiful — blanket and baby!

  7. Emily says:

    What a perfect heirloom that will be. Beautiful!

  8. Cheri says:

    Such a beautiful blanket. It perfectly captures of precious babies are.

  9. Zita says:

    Amazing blanket. It is a perfect gift for a baby.

  10. those toes!! such a beautiful way to display your amazing work. 🙂

  11. GeekKnitter says:

    Baby toes! They paralyze me with their chubby cuteness, I can’t help it.

    Lovely blanket.

  12. Denise~ says:

    No baby on the horizon in my world but I LOVE this pattern.

    Maybe it’d do for a TV lap blanket for a woman of 50ish?

  13. Rosemary McN says:

    My babies have babies of their own who are all in school now. Maybe keepsakes for THEIR babies? Wouldn’t that be neat. Beautiful work and a sweet baby also–perfect.

  14. Kathy Cook says:

    A beautiful blanket and a beautiful baby…life doesn’t get much better. I just love little baby feet. Congratulations Anne on becoming a new Aunt. I just found out I will be a great-aunt in January. This would be a wonderful gift.

  15. Karen says:

    thank you! I just purchased the pattern and will plan to make it for my cousin’s to-be adopted grandchild, whenever the baby comes.

  16. Sharon says:

    Magnifico!! Can’t wait to knit both these beauties!!

  17. Laura says:

    This is absolutely beautiful and would make such a precious baby gift!

  18. Mona says:

    What gorgeous new creations, Anne: blanket and baby!

  19. Debbie says:

    Just a gorgeous baby and blanket. Great way to honor the baby and those bees!

  20. Cathy says:

    Just beautiful! That is one blessed baby boy.

  21. ruth says:

    You outdid yourself again!

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  23. Teyani says:

    oh Anne – that is magnificent!
    What an heirloom.
    and Kim’s colors so perfect.
    As soon as I finish the lace that’s on my needles, I think that I need to begin one of those. (with, of course, the hopes of one day having a grand-baby to wrap up in it.. heh heh)

  24. jeanette says:

    Do you think a semi novice lace knitter could handle this? With two grandkidlets on the way I could use a wonerful baby blanket pattern!

  25. Donna says:

    Those tiny feet snuggled against that beautiful blanket . . .what a wonderful image.

  26. Jody says:

    I love those little baby feet! Your sweater and scarf turned out beautifully. I’ll be checking back for the modeling shots!

  27. Nan says:

    Thank you so much Anne. I really enjoy the blanket a perfect gift for my newborn. Love you Nan