Baby Monster’s Baby Blanket

I’ve begun working on a blanket for my little monster.  I bought some beautiful organic cotton from Blue Sky Alpaca in Limeade.  See how lovely it is?

I think the light greens, light yellows, and creams make a very happy combination for baby, whether he or she turns out to be a boy or a girl.

At the moment it’s still growing pretty slowly.  I haven’t gotten the entirety of my knitting mojo back yet, or even most of it.  But even at this rate it will be done before baby gets here.  4 rows a week.

The photo is a little washed out, but I’m working in a basic waffle pattern.  It’s a very basic 4 stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat. I’m working it over 151 stitches.  I’m not entirely certain how large that will be after blocking, but it looks like it will be the size I like to call “big enough.”

The cotton sheds a little more than I would like, but it’s nice and soft.  I also thought cotton might work well down here in Texas instead of wool, simply due to the heat.  I’ll update with any progress.

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8 Responses to Baby Monster’s Baby Blanket

  1. Cheryl Waters says:

    I’ve used Blue Sky organic cotton and really like it. Baby Monster already has a very loving mommy! What a lucky baby.

  2. Corinn says:

    Aw it looks soft!

  3. AlohaBlu says:

    Kali! I was just thinking of you this weekend and wondering how you were feeling. The yarn looks lovely and I bet it’s super soft. It must be sooo exciting to be knitting something for your own baby!

    • Kali says:

      It is!!! I’ve knit so many things for other people’s babies, and now this is for my own! It’s a hard feeling to describe, but a wonderful one. 😀

  4. Cas says:

    I love the name Baby Monster! And that’s a cute color. Totally agree about cotton in Texas. Oh god, my poor SCA friends in their Elizabethans this summer… don’t even want to think about it.

    Found you a beet recipe, sweetie. Let me know if you want it! I can email it or post here, whatever. It’s AMAAAAAAAZING sounding, a marinated beet and goat cheese sandwich thing in a new cookbook I just got by Lahey. I’ve got two bags of beets from the organic farm I subscribe to and oh dear god I have no frickin clue what to do with ’em all.

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