I have been busy with this blanket for a few months now. When the kids let me know that they had another bundle on the way I knew I had to come up with a lovely blanket.
I actually convinced myself that we were going to get a wee girl.... so I started two different girly versions. So cute! Luckily Lewis snuck a look at the scan one day and had a chat with the doctor and voila, another boy. I had a minor head spin and went on a major internet rampage until I found this lovely blanket. I thought it was so clever but liked the idea of circles in rainbow colours that would look kind of like a paint box.
I had made a blanket for Rydah a couple of years ago. I loved the yarn that I used so decided to just continue creating with this yarn again. It is a Sirdar BabyBamboo which is made up of bamboo and wool. A good combination considering this family lives in Cairns and the cooler this blanket is the better.
I am so pleased with how it turned out. I used this method of joining all of the blocks. What a neat finish this method has achieved. Lucy of Attic24 has so many great ideas and tutorials I find myself looking through her archives more and more.
So it is ready to be packaged up and posted off. I am just finishing a small quilt I made for Rydah's birthday. It is running a bit late but he will just love snuggling under it when watching tv or lying on outside to watch the clouds. More on that project super soon.
A lovely side note of Caden's blanket proves that Nannies blankets are all powerful. I finally completed the blanket on a Sunday evening. I posted on facebook - "Finished! A certain baby can arrive right now" About 10 minutes later I received a text from my son announcing that Zoe's waters had broken. If that isn't powerful I am not too sure what is.
I have just popped an extra photo to the right of the blanket that I made for Rydah. It is knitted and was the first item I had finished in a long long time. I see this blanket as the start of a my creating passion being reignited. Thanks Rydah.
Well it been great writing about this wooly journey. Now off to plan my next one... or maybe work on one of the ones I have already started. Bye for now xxxx