Remember when I said that this wasn’t going to become a baby or pregnancy blog?
Yeah. Me either.
This week is turning into Nursery Week 2012. While I’m certainly not ready to say the nursery is done, we’ve been making lots of progress and I enjoy what we’re up to. Since baby prep has taken over our lives, the blog will probably reflect that for a bit.
Anyhoo … sometimes I have to admit defeat and call in reinforcements when it comes to my projects. I had a dream of a crochet blanket for the baby’s room, but I recently realized that my abilities, time and sanity probably wouldn’t allow me to complete it myself.
That’s when it’s good to have friends in high places. I emailed my buddy Rachel at Maybe Matilda about her crocheting a throw that coordinated with the nursery. I think she may have been as excited about this project as I was, which made it extra fun. We went back and forth about the style – I was waffling between a granny stripe or zig zag. We ended up agreeing on a granny stripe and about a week later, I had a finished throw! (The woman is a crocheting robot, I’m certain of it.)
And it was love at first sight!
I asked Rachel to make it a larger than a crib size so I can use it, too. I wanted it to have a bit longer shelf life, so to speak. It’s so cozy and perfect as a lap or snuggle quilt.
It made its way around the nursery looking for a home.
I think it’s final home will be on the rocker – perfect for late night feedings or bedtime stories.
So, yet another piece of the puzzle coming together. And I hope this blanket will become a heirloom for our little guy.
What do you think of our snuggly baby blanket?