is it raining where you are too? ready for a little cheery color and some super-cute baby pictures? two days ago i visited my friend janet and her granddaughter addison while the weather was glorious and we photographed some baby items. so today, i bring you rosebuddie, a square baby blanket (or shawl) splashed all over with rosebuds and sunshine.
this easy-to-work piece is comprised entirely of simple eyelet patterns with all-knit rest rows, but the final result is much more than the sum of its parts—even the baby knows.
(she was completely entranced by the textures here, hee-hee!)
worked in a soft, machine washable fingering or sock yarn, this piece is as lightweight and practical as it is pretty—sure to be appreciated by any young family, at home or on the go.
this yarn was the perfect choice for this piece—soft and snuggly to the touch, lovely to knit with, and just the right weight for baby. it can be easily wrapped to swaddle a child in warm folds of softness or spread wide to provide a nice play space—the baby thinks it’s perfect.
(what do you think—do we have a future yarn appreciator here, or what?)
deb at fearless fibers wants everyone to know that she is happy to dye up any of her MCN colorways in the yardage needed of this project; if you don’t see what you want in the quantity you need, please contact her and she will dye a batch for you.
deb kessler, who collaborated with me on this project is a long-time friend and “fearless” supporter of knitspot projects and once again, she supplied just the right thing. you can view all of her lovely yarns and colorways in the fearless fibers shop on etsy (you won’t be sorry!)
as with many, many of my projects, our dear friend karolyn pitched in by test knitting the beautiful green/yellow sample you see on this page. it’s not just that she knits (and so fast and so beautifully)—it’s how joyfully she does it; i think she likes taking part in these projects even more than i do, and that’s a LOT.
a word of appreciation too, for our friend carol, who also helped out with test knitting and providing her usual stellar feedback; she seems to have enjoyed her knit immensely.
and last but not least, thank you to janet and addison for giving me a couple of hours of their time and being such great sports for the camera.
the weather was fine, but the air here is full of ragweed right now, so we did have a few tears—but nothing that grandma (and a nice soft blankie) couldn’t fix.
(it’s like watching a fire, isn’t it?)