Happy Birthday Kaelen!!
Someone turned 10 yesterday! This girl is one ongoing work in progress that I am very, very proud of. She really is one of the most delightful young ladies I know. Funny, charming, helpful, smart, and obviously quite pretty, I enjoy her more every day. And in a house full of preschoolers, it's nice to have someone intelligent to converse with. She is so excited to be in the double digits, she actually looked it up on Wikipedia to confirm that she is indeed old enough to be considered a preteen!
The Eyelet Baby Blanket is done. Since this is kind of a boring finished knit to show off Jarvis helped to liven things up. The blanket took 4 skeins of Blue Sky Cotton in Thistle and I did run out of yarn. I made a few small modifications that ate up a bit more yarn, but if your knitting this be aware that using the recommended yardage will be cutting it pretty close. The mods I made were I added a purl row after picking up stitches for the ruffle, I just think it looks better that way rather than going straight into the eyelets. Also, I made my eyelets on the ruffles by making pinhole increases rather than yarn overs. My yarn overs looked really sloppy on such big needles and I wasn't impressed. I liked the pinhole increase better, but it probably was what ate up the extra yarn. The Blue Sky Cotton is so loverly soft, I think it's perfect for next to a small babies skin. I ended up just washing it in the sink and laying it flat to dry, it turned out well, maybe next time I will brave the dryer for part of the drying time.
Here is a picture it give you an idea of the size, it's not very big, but just right for wrapping up a newborn. About 2.5 feet by 3ish feet, I'm guessing.
And here is the bunny all snuggled up in the blankie, this picture I think is the best one for getting the softness across, and I think it's the most true to the color which is kind of a purply blue.