8.16.2010

Wait that's not how that is supposed to go...

One of the perks of living in PA now, is that over the weekend we were able to hop on over to my cousin's daughter's 1st birthday party. Her sweetie and CJ are only 5 weeks apart which is just so cool to be able to raise our girls together.

Well, before we left Rebecca hands me this huge present. I got all confused since we were there for A's bday not CJ's. Turns out she has been working behind the scenes (to me at least) on these incredible gifts. She crocheted babe not one but two amazing blankets.

She started with the smaller pumpkin one. It is super soft, I am guessing an alpaca blend in sportweight. She ran out of yarn too soon in her opinion, and instead of just giving that to use; She decided to crochet it again in worsted weight. So now we have 2 amazing throws! I am so touched. They are incredibly beautiful. I think they have almost every kind of stitch in them too, which will be great for CJ to cuddle with and rub her fingers in. She already carries around the pumpkin one around her room.

I unfortunately do not know what pattern she used. I am guessing a doily pattern then just used sportweight and worsted yarn instead of thread. If you know the pattern, let us know.

Speaking from a mom's point of view, if you need a baby present that will blow the mind of the parent. Converting a doily pattern in to a blanket, will surely do it.

7 comments:

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh my gosh, those are both absolutely beautiful. Love them!

jocelyn said...

These are so beautiful! Ironically, a crochet fan made me a beautiful doily in this same pattern. I love it! Makes me want to try a doily pattern for a baby blanket.

mrsfife said...

Going by the texture, I'd say it's a Patricia Kristoffersen: It looks a lot like this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pineapple-song-18--best-2

The pineapples make it mostly sure to be an American designer, I think.

Robyn said...

Thank you for finding the pattern! I agree, I think it might be that one too. So beautiful!

Karen said...

Just gorgeous Robin! I love the idea of a doily pattern as a baby blanket!

Vanessa said...

These were definitely made from Patricia Kristoffersen patterns. I made the red blanket as a doily in size 30 thread. It's goregeous either way! IMHO

Your sis did an awesome job! Kudos!

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