This is (what else?) Lion Brand's "Granny Hexagon Baby Blankie." (Can you believe the color combo they picked for the sample blanket? Holy crap--are you TRYING to blind small children? Come on Lion Brand--get me on your pay roll already.) If you're thinking to yourself, "Hey, that looks like most of the other blankets you've made" and/or "Hey, that looks like most of the other blankets you've made AND the poncho you made last week" ... well, you would be right. Again, you just go round and round until you're done--the pattern is simply modified to have six corners rather than four.
|Depth of field way too narrow here--sorry. The grey yarn is "grey marble" in (hello) Lion Brand's Vanna White line.|
I had nearly finished the blanket when the baby (a boy!) arrived, so at the last minute I threw in two grey rows before I did the border. Initially, I thought I would do the whole thing white, but the grey rows really make the hexagon shape stand out. Amy likes how the grey has some beige in it--so do I.
When I dropped the blanket off at Amy's the other day, she was watching her brother's son and daughter in addition to her own Maya and Leo. Amy granted Maya the honors of opening her baby brother's gift, and when Maya pulled the blanket out, her four year old cousin took a corner and gently touched it to her cheek. I could have melted--that is EXACTLY what you're supposed to do with a new blanket. If it feels scratchy on your face, forget it: It's trash. Gianna knows her stuff.
That being said, I hope I passed her test??
It's only because of Leo and Marshall that I realize that most of my add-ons are really feminine ... oh well, as long as the dads don't notice--I know the moms don't really care!
Congrats to Amy and Dave for little Leo! Maya is so lovely--no doubt her brother will be also. Those two are lucky to have each other.
Our neighborhood misses you, but your new home is so pretty! Enjoy and keep in touch with us : )