When I found out that my brother-in-law and his girlfriend were expecting, I promptly pulled out some knitting pattern books and selected a blanket featuring dragonflies, to fit in with the theme of the nursery. I selected green and white colours to be gender neutral, as they decided not to find out the sex of the baby beforehand.
|Parker's dragonfly blanket|
I worked at this blanket for months, the baby's birth day came and went, and then his first birthday, too. Dang, it was slow progress for this blanket. And then when I was finally done with the knitting, the dragonflies had to be added in with double knit embroidery. I'm not going to lie, I seriously considered omitting the dragonflies on the body of the blanket. But in the end, I didn't want to be a quitter. So, Happy Year and a Half Birthday Parker!
|Parker loving his blankie!|
|Mason's fox blanket|
I made a long crochet foundation chain and shaped it into Mason's handwritten name, then attached it to the blanket. That was better, but still not enough. Mason's nursery has the most beautiful trees painted on the wall by his daddy, and there is a woodland theme throughout. So I found a pattern for a little fox applique, and whipped that up, and I think it was perfect! So I attached that as well, and it was finally ready to gift...... ummm..... Happy Year and a Half Birthday Mason!