Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hush Baby, Sleep Baby


Last weekend my neighbor and dear friend held a baby shower in honor of this third little girl that will be entering into our lives soon.  I was very excited for present opening because I knew my mom had been working on a blanket for quite some time, she had even let me squish it under the table at knit group as long as I promised not to look.  I knew it was soft, and I knew she had used a yarn with cashmere in it like a lunatic, but wow I had no idea how beautiful it was.  The pattern is the Lullaby Blanket by Jennifer Lori on Ravelry and it has the words Hush Baby, Sleep Baby knit into it.  I can't think of any better sentiment for a new baby.  Well, ok, a few sentiments were come up with at the shower that really represented what you want to say to a baby that absolutely refuses to sleep, but of course we will stick with this sweet version.  Mom used Cascade Cash Vero DK yarn, which is one of those you can't stop rubbing on your face.  She told me I can send it back to her when it needs washing and blocking so I don't screw it up in my sleep deprived haze.  She's the best!!!


It looks great in her room... just waiting for a baby to wrap in it! (6 more weeks to go, give or take).


Here is one more picture, of me opening it at the shower so you can get a size reference.  This blanket is big!  Perfect for snuggling up a December baby...