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The project that kept me occupied for most of the summer, the project that I had to keep hidden from you so that Jessica wouldn’t see it, the project that I absolutely adore, has finally been gifted!
It’s the Shale Baby Blanket by Jared Flood. It was recommended to me by Sean and I’m so glad he suggested it. It’s a simple 4 row repeat and there’s really only one row where you need to pay attention.
I started it on Dale’s birthday, June 26th, while we were in Maine celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I worked on it off and on all summer, figuring I had plenty of time to get it finished. I knit it a lot while sitting by Jack’s bedside while he was in ICU in early August. And I finally cast off just 2 days before the baby shower.
The yarn is Knit Picks Swish DK in the color Dove Heather. It’s a soft and soothing grey which will go perfectly with the whale theme that Jessica has chosen for the baby’s bedding.
I get so excited every time I look at this blanket because I realize that in just 3 weeks there will be a baby to wrap up in it!
P.S. Today’s photos? Totally worth clicking on and viewing in full size.