Choosing this photo of E in his stripey blanket for my 2012 in pictures post reminded me that I am long overdue sharing the making of my ‘Wild Stripes baby blanket’. I first added the pattern link to my ‘Crafty‘ page as a work in progress when it it was already two years in the making! Started when a friend announced her pregnancy and I needed something to switch off from work stress, I admitted defeat when my friend’s baby turned 2 and I was still only half way through. I think deep down I’d always hoped I’d be knitting something for my own baby so I had no guilt at all when being pregnant with E spurred me into action. I finished it long before his arrival and when we found ourselves in hospital for a week and making daily trips to SCBU for E to have his antibiotics it bought much cheer to all of us.
This is Kristen’s Wild Stripes blanket and pattern. My work stressed brain found it a bit taxing try to colour co-ordinate my yarns as per the pattern so having bought a wonderful rainbow array of similar acrylic yarns I simply altered colour and line width as the mood took me. I tried adding french knots as Kristin had but found they just looked like spidery mistakes so settled for the beautiful simplicity of my irregular stripes. I was rather pleased with how it turned out and E is sleeping peacefully under his blanket of warmth and colour as I type.
© Wild Stripes baby blanket on chair picture – Kristin Goedert