The Red Baby Blanket

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The other thing I shipped off to Steph was the red baby alpaca blanket I’d been knitting.  None of the pictures I took really captured the color but trust me, it’s red.  I went with red because a) it was gender neutral; b) it went with the lobster quilt; and c) I figured any baby born close to Christmas needed a red blanket.  Obviously something knit out of alpaca is hand-wash only, a terrible idea for anything baby-related, but it’s SO soft that it belongs next to a baby, practicality be damned.  Also, I soaked this thing a number of times and the water consistently ran pink.  I would feel terribly if it ruined anything really nice; I’m hoping I got the bulk of the excess dye out.  I did warn Steph, just in case.

I used the Purl Dreams pattern, modified with a hemmed edge instead of a ruffled one; details here for you Ravelry folks.

 

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About Lori Allen Writes

Lori is plotting to take over the world one essay, one quilt, and one hand knit sock at a time.
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