As I've mentioned before, I'm at the stage in my life when all my friends are having babies. This month one of my friends had here second baby. Having rather out done myself with this traditional baby shawl for her first born, I felt I needed something different, but equally lovely, for number two!
This time, rather than going traditional I went modern, with one of Purl Soho's baby blankets, of which there are a delightful choice. I went for the Colo[u]rful Wedges Baby Blanket - both because I love the design and because it would use up some of my ends of sock yarn.
The construction is very clever; short row shaping is used to make the firsted coloured triangle, the the shaping is mirrored to make one in the background colour, and so on. I went for a rainbow coloured theme to my blanket, and a soft light grey background.
The background yarn is Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, so super soft for baby. Each of the coloured triangles takes about 20 grams of yarn, so I was able to use up ends of balls from various sock projects.
This project was a delight to knit, and would certainly encourage me to try some of Purl Soho's other designs. I was a little late in starting on the blanket, but once I had started I was knitting at the rate of a triangle a day. The blanket was knitted, finished, and packed up in time for baby J's arrival, and certainly seems to have passed the snuggle test!