Baby Mentrikoski is due to arrive in March, but the shower was this past weekend. The invitations went out right before Thanksgiving, which was when I accepted the challenge to finish both a baby quilt and a knitted baby blanket (I challenged myself).
I bought the materials the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and started immediately, dedicating all of Thanksgiving break to knitting (and the stomach flu).
I spent most nights excited by my progress as I added new stripes. Each time I was excited to add a stripe I was so sad to see all the skeins still left in the knitting basket.
The last two were the hardest because I just kept thinking I was a little closer than I was. Despite all that work, I still had some to add the morning of the shower. I set to work in the car.
You can see the pup under the blanket there because she was on my lap too. Even though we sat in a parking lot for a little less than a half hour to allow me to finish, we were not late for the shower and the blanket was all finished.
The colors look different in all the photos, but I think it is more like the colors in the car shot. I went with purple (future dad’s favorite color) and aqua. I used the Lorelei Blanket pattern again.
I hope the blanket has many snuggle sessions in its future.