I’ve finished my baby blanket and I love it!
Pattern: Sea of Dreams Baby Blanket by Aimee Alexander (size medium)
It’s the right mix of soft and cosy, delicate and lacy and hopefully perfect for my niece on her Christening day!
When my niece was born I knew that I wanted to knit her a durable everyday shawl/blanket and a more lacy, delicate ‘for best’ shawl/blanket so when I found out she was being Christened I took the opportunity.
However I did leave it late, getting the dates of the Christening a week out didn’t help much either, I’ve been working on it at every spare moment, but a few hours on an easyjet flight to Krakow, needles stored in pencil case through security, was all I needed to get it finished.
It has been blocking for the past couple of days but is now dry and ready for the big day this weekend.
The yarn I used was Natural Dye Studio Angel 4 ply sock, (70% baby alpaca, 10% cashmere, 20% silk) which I highly recommend.
It is wispy enough because of the baby alpaca, silky enough from the silk but also so strong with great stitch definition too.
I loved it so much I’ve used the left overs to knit a pair of socks (well I’ve knit one, but I do have a couple of days left) in an adapted version of the blanket pattern I put together.
Hopefully more photos of the little angel wrapped up in it to come!