Elegant Babies Need Elegant Blankets

I know what you're thinking. I still subscribe to this blog?!?

Pattern:"Baby Chalice Blanket" by Karen S. Lauger, available as a free pdf on Raverly
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted - 100% superwash merino wool
Colorway: Monkeyshines
Mods: CO 103, as suggested by fellow Ravelers
Blocking Dimensions: to 32" x 47"

Plus: The expectant mother for whom I knit this has a rather unusual (and totally AWESOME) color palette for a baby girl: gray, chartreuse, cream, and cranberry. While I was not able to accommodate the last color, I was thrilled to find this very posh color combo in my favorite baby yarn! I love how muted and modern this looks, like an item from DwellStudio. In fact, I kinda just wanted to keep it for me....

Delta: I hate, hate, hate that diamond, argyle, pooling that Lorna's Laces does. I hate, hate, hate that I never learn my lesson and just knit every two rows from a separate skein.

Well, I'm playing around Dallas for the summer, eating lots of Mexican food, visiting with friends, reading, floating in the pool, sleeping in, knitting, and generally being obnoxiously hedonistic. I have tried to balance this freedom and fun with a steady dose of mind-numbing math, since I am prepping to retake the GRE. Current plans are to begin an Education Specialist in Reading and Literacy degree at UVA in the spring after I finish my current masters in Secondary Education. Why I have to relearn the Pythagorean Theorem for that is beyond me.

The only other damper on this summery wellspring of joy is that Jake and I are still apart; he's down in hot, nasty Houston, working for that federal judge. Oh, and we're dirt poor. This is all building character, strengthening our bond, deepening our appreciation for the other's quiet contributions to making one's house a home, reminding us that the best things in life are free, blah, blah, blah. It pretty much sucks no matter how you spin it.


  1. You haven't posted in a while! What's new?? :)

  2. What a pretty blanket! I think the argyle striping is neat.

  3. Congratulations. On becoming a future mother. Looks like life is treating you well. Hope your pregnancy is a safe one. Enjoy being parents it is a blast and probably the most frighting adventure one could partake. Even more frighting than jumping out of an airplane. I am guessing that you are aware that Jess and I have a child since you "stalk" our blog.

    Okay, I just wanted to congratulate you and Jake. Sorry for the out of the blue message and hope it does not ruin your day.

    Matt Kirby