Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby colours?

I'm making a baby blanket for one of the numerous babies that are always popping into my life periodically.

It's the Big Bad Baby Blanket from one of my knitting books - a pattern I had already made years ago (preRavelry) out of variegated yarn.

This time I'm experimenting, mostly because of what stash I have available. I want it to be superwash merino and I don't have enough of any one type, so I am making it out of grey, burgundy and brown/grey sock yarn. I am stranding both the grey and the burgundy with the sock yarn and doing red and grey blocks with the grey as the moss stitch border. Plus, I'm not sure of the sex.

Here is what it looks like so far:

So, IMHO, nice heathery colours that EZ would definitely approve of.

I happened to answer that timeless question from someone at work: "What are you making?"

"Baby blanket".

"In those colours?????"

I mumbled something about babies wearing more sophisticated colours now, or more natural colours but realized she didn't believe me.

Note that the person asking did not have kids of her own. I guess pastel pink or blue are the only acceptable baby colours in her world.

Opinions anybody??

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