Addie has quilts made by Granny (me) and her Great Grandma (my mom), and lots of crocheted baby blankets made by Nicole’s Aunt Gina and friends. Chad and Nicole were both working at Wal-Mart and they got so many crocheted blankets from ladies who worked with them, many of whom they didn’t even know! It was after Nicole had gone back to work that a lady approached her and said “You had a baby, didn’t you?” and handed Nicole a blanket. Nicole stated to tell the lady that they had so many and didn’t need any more but she accepted it and thanked the lady.
That blanket has turned out to be Addie’s favorite! She likes it even better than the ones I made her with the Minkee on the back. She loves it because she can lace her fingers through the holes.
You rarely see Addie that she doesn’t have it with her. She sleeps with it so any little “accident” from either end and the blanket gets washed so it’s getting a bit threadbare.
We decided that before that one falls completely apart, I’ll make her something similar. Nicole found the “Bring It On Baby Blanket” and we think Addie will like it.
It will be made wider, maybe about 40″ wide, and longer. Nicole and I got on The Loopy Ewe‘s website and chose Cascade Ultra Pima in the colors shown above. I’m going to use a few rows of Buff colored yarn in between each other color. She will probably never love the new one as much as she loves the old one but at least she’ll have a replacement blanket with “finger holes” in it when the other one is too shredded to use.
There’s definitely not enough hours in the days to get all the knitting done that I would like to get done!