Monday, March 30, 2009

Alphabet Blanket

I finished it

and I love it!


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Pattern Source: "Alphabet Blanket" from The Baby Knits Book, by Debbie Bliss
Ravelry Link: Here
Yarn: Berroco, Comfort DK
Needles: size 4 and 5
Notes: If I make this again, I wouldn't pick up all the 239 stitches that the book calls for on the two sides. It seems to want to ruffle because I think there are too many stitches. Someone on Ravelry said they only picked up 187 - that probably would work better. Also, I didn't do the additional triangle border that the pattern called for.

32 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

It's so beautiful and so are you!! Hooray!

carla said...

It turned out great!

KristieMD said...

The blanket is beautiful Jill and so is your sweet tummy. So happy for you!

sweetp said...

What a labour of love. Your lucky baby

Jodie said...

I don't know which is neater--seeing the finished blanket or how gorgeous you look!

Renee said...

It's lovely!!

Raine ja Manuel said...

I think it is the loveliest blanket I've ever seen! :)

Trisha said...

What an accomplishment! Your blanket is gorgeous! And you looks so cute!

Rene' Sharp said...

Oh, your blanket has turned out so beautifully. Isn't it so exciting to think of your newborn wrapped up in it. It is going to be perfect for photos!

mom4inspiration said...

What a beautiful work of art! BZ will treasure this in years to come!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, it's just Beautiful!!!

Philigry said...

you look amazing. i love the blanket. it is to die for. just beautiful!

The "C" Chronicles said...

Amazing! It's so beautiful! BZ is going to love it!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, jill!!!!!!!
it is SO gorgeous.
what a treasure.
and you look absolutely beautiful!

Randi said...

It looks amazing. What a precious heirloom.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your blanket turned out beautiful! What a lucky baby.

Oiyi said...

I am so impressed! It is beautiful! I also love your baby bump.

Knitserland said...

Beautiful and so sweet! I love the picture of you wrapping BZ in the blanket already. Gosh your belly is cute! Enjoy these last few weeks with baby curled up inside of you!

Cinnamonamon said...

What a beautiful blanket!! :)

Kate said...

Bravo! The blanket is beautiful - what a lucky baby!

Journeying Five said...

it is perfect! you did an absolutely beautiful job on it!

skeinsherway said...

It's just beautiful! I am truly in awe. What a blessed little baby! Prayers for a safe and wonderful birth-
ali

sue said...

Wow that must be a record for how quickly you knitted the blanket. It looks beautiful and the extra ruffles will make it even more cozy.

KeanaLee said...

that looks great! when is your due date? how are you feeling? we look to be about the same size wise....

Martha in California said...

the blanket looks beautiful and so does the mommy-to-be.

Adrienne said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan said...

Gorgeous blanket and gorgeous mommy!

Alison Boon said...

What a fabuous blanket. Well done you

The J&M W's said...

What a beautiful blanket! You have a wonderful talent!

Annie said...

Beautiful! If you let baby sleep with it, it may become his/her favorite lovie! My little guy has a knitted blanket called "lello" for yellow. Yes, it's yellow. It's beginning to show its love-ness.
You look great! How much longer?

elizabethcarroll said...

Wow, this is incredible! Someday I will learn how to knit.

elliebelle said...

Wow! That is amazing! Just beautiful.