Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Small Things for Small People

Some of you may remember this pile of color that appeared a few months ago on this here bloggity blog

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One of the Thursday Night knitters at Bloomin Yarns was due to have a baby girl at the end of August and the whole group wanted to do something for Tiffany. Since we had a wide range of skill level and experience among our knitters, we picked the strip-knit blanket “invented” by Denny at Lettuce Knit and blogged by the Yarn Harlot about two years ago. (it’s most of the way down that link.

I did knit a strip for the blanket and was tasked with putting it all together. Tiffany’s daughter arrived on August 31, and the group presented the blanket shortly thereafter. Here it is spread out on a bush outside the store

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We used various colors of Kollage Yarns Cornucopia. Tiffany has been very impressed with the yarn (corn! Who knew!) and recommends it for anyone knitting for a baby.

Way back during the Craptastic Summer of Suck™, you probably remember that my Jetta died and was replaced by my new Rav4.

Well, Tiffany’s husband got us set up at the dealership and buying that new car was easier than I ever could have imagined. Completely painless! Tiffany and her hubby refused any kind of thank-you on our part for their assistance, but I figured out a way around that. Baby gift!

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This is a kit from The Quilt Company for Karen Montgomery’s “Oh Baby” pattern. All of the non-border strips are already cut for you and it went together very quickly! I liked it enough that I bought it again in blue for my nephew – I’ll unveil that one once it’s gotten its bath.

7 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh pretty! That's a wonderful gift!

potentialandexpectations said...

Wow! I love that quilt!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

The strip knit blanket is genius!

Bezzie said...

Lucky baby!!! That's like Rail Fence with a twist huh?

SJ said...

That's a gorgeous quilt! So simple, yet so pretty.

Oh, and thank you for using it's and its correctly in your last sentence. ;-)

Jen said...

Love the blankets. She'll be one happy mom. :)

Heather said...

nothing is more special than a blanket or two made by friends!