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GLEE! Today Tree and I co-hosted Debby's baby shower (much longer post coming on that, I promise!) and I actually finished all my knitting projects in time! Usually the kid's three or four months old by the time I actually finish my baby knitting. ;-)

They of course received a baby Jayne hat, which I didn't take a picture of since I've made like eight of them now (but it looked pretty much like this, only with less orange, more yellow).

I also gave them a blanket of my own devising, which was so much fun to knit (even if I did have to frog the entire thing after getting halfway through, the first time around!). I call it Baby Formulas and I am really, really happy with it:

Baby Formulas blanket

Yarn is Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Wave, Snapdragon, Watermelon, Crocus, Green Apple, and Coral. Size 8 needles. Each square took almost one skein, with enough left over to make a striped baby hat or two, I think. I basically figured out how big a square each skein would make, based on my gauge swatch, then worked backwards from there.

The letters are garter stitch on a stockinette background. These knitted alphabet dishcloth patterns were a really helpful starting point, but I came up with the pattern for each letter on my own. I made a grid in Excel and then just played around with highlighting cells until I was happy with how each letter looked. Each column was knitted in one piece, and then I stitched the columns together.

More pictures!

Baby Formulas blanket

Baby Formulas blanket

Baby Formulas blanket

Yay! Now that that's done, it's onto the bandwagon with me-- I'm making a (mini) Clapotis!

(PS Hugh Jackman I LOVE YOUUUUUUU.)
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