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Super Secret’s Reveal!

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Wherein I pause from wall-to-wall Tour de Fleecing to share a special gift.

The most adorable Murray the world has ever seen was born last Friday, July 15th in Oxford, England.  The happy parents are my artist-Cuz and her DH.  Apart from initial fatigue in her 1st trimester, Cuz was radiant throughout.  I am so, so happy for them.  This was the super secret baby gift, a Baby Shane blanket: 

 

As it was at our house while blocking:

The pattern is by Canadian indie-dyer, Tanis Lavallée, and came as a kit with the Yellow Label dk yarns by Tanis Fibre Arts.  Just to give the baby a taste of home!

Surprisingly, the pattern gave no suggested colour combos for this kit.  I spent many an hour shifting the skeins around and squinting hard.  Colour theory books were dusted off, and pored over in between shifts & squints.  The pattern for the border was easier to hit because I had a much better idea of how the yarns’ variegation played to the eye at that stage.

I added little starfish appliques.   The pattern for these is from Sue Flanders’ Sandcastle & Starfish Beach Tunic in America Knits.  Giving the kiddo some Caribbean flavour!

The ends were a bit of a chore.  As was picking-up stitches on the diagonal.

Cuz got the package, today.  They are thrilled & sent me the sweetest email ever!  Love knitting for the knit-worthy, I really do.

All of the day-lilies have been in full bloom this week.  Susie’s just round out the spread, beautifully.

[I edited for good reason – Cuz sent the pic of Murray with his blankie!]

Author: iriegemini

Lara is originally from Jamaica, living in the Greater Toronto Area with N, and a cat, Melvin. She knits, spins, weaves, and is a chatterbox on all of the above. Lara's journey began as a young girl with her Grandmother's cross-stitch embroidery stash & blessing.

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