The world can overwhelm me at times, so I crave a simple life, not dominated by commercialism, respecting the art of the hand made and living in the present moment.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Brick Pattern Baby Blanket
The pattern for this blanket comes from the Barbara Walker Treasury. It's also found as a very popular dishcloth pattern in the USA, known as the "ballband" dishcloth. A search of Ravelry will show an awesome range of colour combinations and examples which are inspirational.
I've made a couple of dishcloths and use them in my kitchen as oven mitt/pot holder type things. And I've made a couple of blankets before. But this blanket was special and I took months to decide on the size (small to fit a baby capsule), the yarn (Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton) and the colours.
I've got a million ideas for colours and can't wait to make more.