Monday, September 10, 2007

Quilt Action Shots - Part I

It seems like just yesterday that I was sending off my first baby quilt to San Francisco, anxiously checking the post office website for delivery confirmation and just busting with excitement for my friends to receive their surprise present. They did receive the quilt but had to wait a couple more months and then one very long week past the due date for their bundle of joy. Luckily, Henry arrived safe and sound. Here is the man of the hour, clearly enjoying his quilt and generally being charming and adorable.

Knitted Baby Blankets - Part II

Lunden Designs products are huge in Europe! It's true, all the fabulously adorable babies have Lunden baby blankets. This blanket was made for my little friend Kes, who lives in Amsterdam. When I generously offered to take Kes off his parents' hands, I was politely told to go get my own baby. At least I can take comfort in the fact that Kes gets to stay warm this winter cuddling in this lovely wool-blend baby blanket. As you can see, this versatile blanket is good for both playing and afternoon naps.

The pattern came from Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch knitting book, a great guide for teaching yourself to knit. I picked a thicker yarn that yielded a much larger blanket than described in the pattern so Kes could use the blanket for years.