Every year there seems to be new babies born in my family (and my husband’s). This is such a blessing. I love little babies. I always have. Even when I was a young child I always wanted to be a Momma. I love that new baby smell, even when the baby isn’t mine. …And that’s the best part, they start squalling and I can hand them right over to someone else :) The second baby born last year was to my cousin Marty and his wife Kelley. Kaleb was born in early October, just a week shy of my newest nephew, Ridge.
A few months before his arrival, I asked how the nursery was going to be done. Kaleb’s room was to be done in yellow and gray. Later I seen that the older sisters made custom art for the walls, gray and yellow chevron paintings. Aha, I had found my inspiration.
The Chevron Baby Blanket was a pattern I had just finished for a friends darling daughter, Allyson, earlier in 2015. I LOVE this pattern. It’s easy to follow and easy to remember. After the first color change, I could easily remember the pattern and no longer needed to carry the pattern print-out with me. It’s only two rows after all. I already knew what yarn I was going to use as soon as decided on this pattern again. I loved the way Knit Picks Shine draped and held up with this pattern. It’s a cotton yarn so that means easy washing, and it is nice and soft for baby’s delicate skin. The colors I chose were Dandelion, Wallaby and Cream. I decided to do every other stripe in cream so that I didn’t end up with a Charlie Brown look with the dark gray and yellow next to each other.
Sorry for the In-Progress photo. I never got a chance to do a proper photo shoot with Kaleb and his new blanket. I was seriously weaving in all the ends at our family Christmas party moments before I handed it off. I don’t think I even got a chance to hold the little guy the whole night. My family is a bunch of baby hogs ;)
Well that’s another blanket done. I still have two more on the needles and two more babies that were born in the last few months to add to the list.
Whew…I better get knitting or these kids will be walking before I get their blankets done.