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An owl blanket for a little girl

My stepson phoned D tonight and told him that our new grandchild, due in early June, will be a little girl! I know our daughter in law, already the mother of a soon to be four year old son was hoping it might be a girl, although she would of course have been happy with a boy too. We’ve known about the new baby for a while and are delighted; I am now especially delighted as I have loads of patterns for baby girl things from when my niece was younger!

Since we found out I’ve been thinking about making a crochet blanket but as I knew they were intending to find out the sex of the baby at the 20 week scan I’d been holding off committing to something in particular until we knew.

I found this pattern for a blanket called Owl Obsession by The Hat and I a few weeks back and as our daughter in law adores all things owl related, I had decided to make this and bought the pattern. Please click through on the link,the pattern is adorable!

Anyway, yesterday, I cracked after I received a Deramores discount email and I ordered enough Rico Essential cotton yarn to make the blanket… I am not counting this as breaking the yarn buying ban as a) I have a very good reason for buying it and b) I have no cotton in my stash. I didn’t buy it just because and that’s the habit I’m trying to break. Plus, if I’m honest, I think I deserve a treat after knitting with the Sundae yarn. It feels lovely knitted up but it’s a sod to knit with!

I thought I’d gone for a good mix of colours so it wouldn’t matter what sex the baby was. But then my order arrived (the next day, brilliant service) and I think I probably have a better set of colours for a girl than a boy! Which is good!

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I am so utterly delighted with this yarn I want to buy every single colour in the range and have it sitting on a shelf where I can admire it. I’m not going to start the blanket just yet as I have a couple of things I want to finish, and, I’ve just realised, a Socks with Knitting Sarah KAL to start TODAY! So as there is only 94 minutes left of today and I want to cast my socks on, I shall leave you with a totally gratuitous photo of my lovely new yarn with my Noro cushions as a back drop.

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19 thoughts on “An owl blanket for a little girl

    • It is lovely. Makes me feel terribly old though! D is 14 years older than me and at 41 I’m not quite old enough to be either parents mother, which is nice, but then I have a four year old grandson. Because calling him a step grandson sounds odd… It all works itself out! Anyhow, Mollie wants to know how Old Dog is (and are we allowed to know his name?!).

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      • Your quite right step grandson does sound a little strange,Old Dog is in great form, we are about to set of for our daily constitutional (when I’ve my cup of tea) his name is Harvey, he was a little concerned about the paparazzi invading his privacy when I started this blog, so out of respect I nicknamed him. Now he’s realised the internet didn’t crash & burn when his image appeared he’s rather thrilled that a Lady Dog is enquiring about his health!!! he sends Mollie a rather coy “Good Morning me dear” which is a little forward in my eyes, I had best take him for a walk before he get’s ideas above his station, congratulations once more on the good news 🙂

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      • Mollie doesn’t think it’s forward. She *likes* Rotties…. She sends a hello back to Harvey. 😉 One thing I have noticed about Molls is that if we meet a nice Labrador or spaniel on our walks she is NOT interested but if she sees a Rottie or a Staffy, preferably one with a tough looking bloke on the other end of the lead, she’s very keen to talk… However her social media platform is twitter. She has a couple of thousand followers at @mollie_the_lab 😄😄😄😄

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  1. Oh what a gorgeous blanket and I LOVE those yarns. Oh and you so lucked out on the colour mix – definitely more ‘girly’ 🙂

    Congratulations to your step-son and DIL (and you, D and Mollie of course). Nothing like the prospect of a new baby to cuddle in a few months, to lift the mood.

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    • It is lovely, though I am definitely a ‘your baby is crying/ smelling, can you take it back’ kinda gal. Though I like admiring them… And the knitting possibilities in terms of little cardies! I’ve already mentally re planned my knitting for the year!

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  2. I’ve had that blanket pinned for ages! So jealous you have a baby girl to make it for!!!
    All the mothers-to-be I know are holding out for a surprise. Which is great for them. Not so good for a wanna be organised crocheter!

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