It is nearly time to start making this baby a blanket and I’m struggling for inspiration. Fran had one made from a pattern and the other girls used it too; after her I never managed to make ones for the others, so my Nana stepped into the breach. Freddie’s I made as a sampler while I taught myself to knit properly; it was a bit unscientific and a learning process and the colours I happened to have in the house defined his colour as blue. I love it dearly, even the unfinished underside but I’m not sure I want to do another the same.
When we were away on holiday, I bought the yarn for this rainbow baby blanket. Long before I knew (I hope!) the sex of the bump, I knew that to use blue or pink would hurt – and even when I was pregnant with Freddie I had a yearning to go back to bright, unisex colours.
I bought these Lang Merino 120 Superwash balls of yarn in the shop where I bought the wool to finish the last blanket, which seemed appropriate.
I’m lacking in inspiration a bit though – and I’m not sure why. I wasn’t entirely happy with how I crocheted together the rectangles on Freddie’s one, though I like the thicker bands on the big blanket better and I can’t decide whether to go for random stitches and colours again (it was a very planned random) or something more structured.
This is my favourite square on my blanket, but I hate knitting with multiple balls at a time, so it will need stitching if I go for the non bordered look and plain stitch rolls, so won’t work well at the edges anyway.
I had a go at really random, using some odd balls and crochet for speed, but I’m not happy with it. It is TOO random, not helped by my lack of skill, so I’m not going to go further with that idea I don’t think.
I’ve been making an inspiration board on Pinterest as I see things I like, but nothing has grabbed me yet.
I’m really up for some help and ideas… what should I do?