Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted since I got back from my trip. I've been so busy w/ work and traveling and who knows what that I haven't even sat down and gone thru my pictures yet. Once I do, I'll be sure to come back here and post some of them.
One of my former walking buddies moved with her hubby to Toronto about 2 years ago (wow, I can't believe it's already been that long!). We found out they were preggers last fall and immediately I knew that I wanted to make her Courtney's Basil. I wanted to make this for my niece, but my sister said that she already had too many blankets. Her loss.
Even before she got pregnant, my friend referred to any child she'd have w/ her husband as schlomo -- a nice, generic name. Once they learned it was a girl, it was only appropriate to refer to her as schlomina.
I made the blanket out of Koigu which is 100% merino wool. Very soft and warm, even w/ the holes in it. For those who knit, I used 4 skeins of the main color and 1.5 skeins of the contrasting color.
I think my favorite part was the edging. It was a folded hem that added weight and stability to the blanket. Although it looks complicated, it was actually very simple to do.
My friend is due today (no word yet) and she received the blanket earlier this week. I hope it will keep baby schlomina warm and comforted as she grows up!