I am so excited! My sister is expecting her very first little baby this February. It has been such a blast watching her walk through this new journey…being surprised by all the changes and bonding with her little man as he develops his fierce kicking skills inside her belly. I love it! It was amazing when I went through the process of becoming a mom, but it is something entirely new as I see me baby sister make the transition into mom-dom. I get giddy and tearful at the same time, and try to hold back the flood of advice that seems to want to come pouring out of me! I guess the big sister thing never goes away. Ha!
Well, in my attempt to not become an overbearing nuisance, I am trying to stick to only offering the info that is asked for while being very present for all the joy of the journey. Instead of playing the part of the “know-it-all,” I am channeling all that energy into making adorable little baby gifts to show my love and excitement. It is a winning tactic that my sissy is kinda enjoying. LOL
size 15mm needles
4 skeins of super bulky yarn
(I used Isaac Mizrahi Craft Premier Yarn, an acrylic & wool blend)
yarn needle for sewing in ends
Cast on 68 stitches
Row 1-4: knit
Row 5: knit first 4 stitches, purl across till the last 4 stitches, knit these last 4 stitches
Row 6: knit across entire row
Repeat rows 5-6 until blanket measures the length you desire
Last four rows, knit across
The beauty of this blanket is the ease in which it stitches up, and the incredible softness of the yarn. Between the color and the softness, I find myself wanting to snuggle up with this yummy blanket! If you are a newby to knitting, this is a perfect beginner’s project…and in the end you have a sweet gift to bless a precious bambino.
My sister literally buried her sweet face into this lusciously soft blanket. She cannot wait to wrap her beautiful boy up in it when she has him this February. That made me more than a little giddy. I love that something I made her gave her so much joy! Love you sissy!