Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Baby Blanket for Daniel

I'm not sure that I was really fully aware of how much I was capable of loving this little creature. I waited three months to meet him, three months in which I talked to my sister nearly every day, getting updates on his  little life, seeing photos, even watching his little feet wiggle in our few Google Hangouts. From the first moment I saw his face, I fell in love. Daniel is the most handsome baby I have ever seen.

(Maybe I'm a little biased. Maybe.)

As you know if you've been following this particular story line of mine, I've been making a baby blanket. If you follow me on Instagram (thisdustyhouse) or Twitter (@thisdustyhouse), you'll know that, as I settled onto the plane, I pulled out the colourful squares and my wool needle and set to work. Three and a half hours later, as we disembarked, it was not yet finished. Each night, as we watched trashy TV in our hotel room, I worked those ends in, one after another.

Finally, Saturday morning, I finished.

I'm pleased with it. It's bright and colourful, gender neutral without being overbearingly so. I hope this will be the blanket that Daniel carries with him everywhere he goes, getting it dirty, sticking his fingers through the holes as he goes to sleep at night.

 I hope he loves it.


I linked up:

Create and Share @ The Trendy Treehouse
Wow Me Wednesday @ Polka Dots on Parade
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Time Travel Thursdays @ The Brambleberry Cottage 
DIY Link Party @ AKA Design


  1. Such a beautiful blanket! I'm certain he will love it. And o my goodness look at his little chubby baby legs! Nothing cuter than that. My brother's name is Daniel, a great choice!

  2. I love it! Perfect colors! You should open an Etsy shop.. you know, where there at 37 hours in a day.

  3. Thanks Tiffany! I love his chubby baby legs - and his baby feet!

  4. Aw, thank you Elisa! Honestly, I would love to make a sell these blankets but do you know how long they take to make! I'm not a fast crocheter and even slower at working the ends in. If I were to pay myself properly, I'd price myself out of any sales!

  5. The blanket is gorgeous! I'm sure he'll love it because it will remind him of his super awesome Aunt Jeanette!

  6. Ahhhh I LOVE IT! Make me one please!!!

  7. that looks like it took skill. i started which was supposed to be one of two blankets for our girls when i was on bedrest... the one is still yet to be finished.

  8. It looks awesome! Great job Jeanette!

  9. My mom had a quilt like that! For a very large chunk of my childhood, it sat, unfinished in a black garbage bag beside the piano. She finally pulled it out and finished it, 10 years after she started it. There is hope for your started blanket yet!

  10. Liz @ The Brambleberry CottageSeptember 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    What a beautiful blanket, Jeanette! I love the colors you chose for it. No doubt it will keep one cute little bug all snug. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll join the fun each week. Be sure to
    stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage