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Blue Balloon

by Annemarie Beardsley
(Woodbridge, NJ,USA)

Blue Balloon

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.


The Balloon is a lacy center of this blanket, carrying a gondola with a little satin bow. Bands of eyelet rosebuds and feather and fan stitches lead to a scalloped edge. All is delicate openwork.




What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?

I used Lion's Baby Soft for easy care and circular KnitPicks Harmony Wood needles no.3, as I use for all my baby afghans.




Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?

A balloon to me is an inspiration into unknown and fascinating worlds - it lets the mind drift up and away. It is my wish for a new young life, for the ability to explore ideas, for dreaming of possibilities, for discovering opportunities.
Babies love lively colors while parents pick blue for a boy or pink for a girl. This blanket is for a baby.
This afghan is my own design.





Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?

I really had no problems, I have lots of ideas and love to express them in my craft. I only hesitated entering this blanket because I had already listed the 'Rosetree'. But then --


Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?

Yes, then we got notice that our first greatgrandbaby was scheduled to arrive on Valentine's Day - and we at once mailed a parcel to Oregon to greet little Johnny James! And that created the idea to quickly enter the 'Balloon' into this contest too!







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Feb 15, 2011
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Adorable
by: Jacqueline

Sooo cute! Such tiny lacy stitches in a rainbow of colors.

Feb 14, 2011
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sweet!
by: David

just the thing!

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