1st Grandchild due next month!

RickMartin's picture

Is this colorful or what? While certainly not colors I would have chosen my son & daughter-in-law picked these for me to use to knit this blanket.

The pattern is called "Petunia Baby Blanket" from Caron.com. It calls for the pattern to be worked as a drop stitch; however, the drops are quite large in some places so I worked it using the Fair Isle technique to avoid having my new granddaughter getting her fingers & toes caught. I've never done Fair Isle before so doing it and locking in each stitch took a bit of fiddling to get the hang of. But now that it's done it looks beautiful and I'd certainly be up for doing another like this (but different colors please!).

Rick

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KnitRick's picture

Congratulations on the new

Congratulations on the new grandchild. The colors in the blanket are wonderful. I love it that the combination is unique.

Keep up the good work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats on the new baby and

Congrats on the new baby and the afghan. The colors are definitely going to be visually stimulating for a newborn and older child. Enjoy the delights of grandparenting. Think of all the goodies you can knit!

RickMartin's picture

I'd love to do that but...my

I'd love to do that but...my grandchild will be leaving the for Papua New Guinea as soon as the visa/passport arrives. So while she's due the end of February their plan is to leave by May. Since they live there full-time anything knitted soon rots in the humidity. Oh well...what I'm really hoping for is someone will plant a satellite nearby so we can Skype and keep up on her growth!

chipsir's picture

I think it looks great. I

I think it looks great. I noticed when I worked in the yarn shop that young mom and dad's where going for more strange (to me) colours. At 65 I am caught in the green/yellow syndrom. I am sure the baby will love it. Congrats on a beautiful knitted item and the new grandchild.

RickMartin's picture

At 57 I'm caught in the

At 57 I'm caught in the primary colors syndrome...that bright olive green is just too much for this oldster!

sundazzed's picture

Looks Great!! I don't mind

Looks Great!! I don't mind the colors..nice change from what we know as the standards..

MMario's picture

Bet it would be stunning in

Bet it would be stunning in earth tones, or blue/greens

AKQGuy's picture

Though I agree that it is

Though I agree that it is colorful and not with hues I would have chosen, it is beautiful work. Congrats on bothe the blanket and the grandbaby

Bill's picture

It's wonderful! ...and the

It's wonderful!
...and the baby will love the cheerful colours!