Monday, April 22, 2013

London Calling

I originally started working on a present for London Baby before it was even known what London Baby might be.  This lead to a heated discussion among my family over what counted as gender neutral once London Baby was male.

During this discussion the cat decided to take a nap on the star blanket in progress.  I decided that I might as well take advantage of a known gender to come up with a more striking color scheme.

(This being Simonsen Country, the debate on whether or not purple is a gender neutral color rages to this very day.)

There is nothing quite like going to A.C. Moore with two sad pieces of yarn tied together to check color matching.  Especially when you have to dig through your whole tote bag to find your two sad yarn scraps.

Unlike some of the other star blankets, this one is done entirely in baby yarn.  The largest color strip is Bernat Baby Sport in Popsicle Blue which is conveniently sold in a massive skein that, at the time, seemed like a blessing.  This matches everything!  I probably won't run out of it!  It's on sale!  I can now say with confidence that you only need half a skein of Bernat Baby Sport to make a baby star blanket with 3 other colors.  I'll let you know when I figure out what the hell to do with the other half.

Apparently all star afghans are required to have a variegated stripe (except the cat's, but she only sees half the color spectrum anyway).