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I got up early this morning. It's Tuesday in Atlanta and, like the little boy in the Disney comercial, I am was just too excited to sleep.
As usual, the knitting group at the Lovin' Knit was wonderful. What a wonderful group of women this is. Even though I only make it once a month (or less), I always feel welcome, and appreciated. Atlanta, in general, is quite a bit more cosmopolitan than Jacksonville. I am not saying that I would want to trade St. Aug. for Atlanta, but, OMG, this place feeds a part of me that is starving in NE FL.
Do any of you watch "Once Upon a Time"? I want to knit Emma's baby blanket (WARNING: This site has a very rude name) for an expecting friend. There is something very similar on Ravelry that is, in fact, called "Once Upon a Time", but I have not found a yarn I like (not acrylic/modestly priced). Friend Angie whipped up a version of her own based on screen shots of the relevant episode. I am looking forward to seeing the photos. I also spent some time staring at the screen shots and have come to the conclusion that the blanket is actually a bunting (you can see seams across the bottom). The addition of a ribbon trim would make the "Button-up Baby Bunting" on Ravelry a close enough replica. I was leaning that way (except that I would make it longer and not seam the bottom to make it easier to change diapers). However, this morning I was a lovely 1x1 rib blanket made from an organic cotton. I could whip this pretty quickly, just weave in a pink ribbon, and sew on a patch with the babies name. The kit was sold out :-( but that might not be a bad thing since the yarn called for was fairly light. If I can find something similar in a heavier weight, it would knit up faster and would probably resemble the inspiration piece even more (again, I would add ribbon and embroidered patch). Still thinking but I will have to make up my mind pretty if I am to get it done in time.
ETA: Posting this on Thursday morning since the hotel wireless went to sleep early last night. Also, this morning, while working on the links for this post, I found a couple more Emma blanket sites, including one with the actual pattern used.
- Once Upon A Time fan podcast interview with the blanket designer.
- "Once There Was a Baby Blanket" pattern