I took a one week break. After the battling it out with the Mantova Lacy Top, I felt I deserve it. And what a great feeling it was to not have it in the back of my mind anymore!!! =)
So now I’m back with a whole sense of calm and a clear head (ommmmm…), ready to start a new project; one I’ve been waiting to start for a while now, one that is going to be a great creation of love – a baby blanket for my precious little one. I have thought long and hard about the pattern I would like for this blanket and I’ve finally decided that it’s going to be lace and it has to have a tulip motif. I’ve made a tulip motif lace blanket before for my sister-in-law’s twins, so I was initially hesitant to make another one that looks almost similar. Thankfully, online resources are aplenty and I managed to find a lovely lace tulip pattern that looks different to the twin’s blankets.
I tried out the pattern on the yarn I’ve decided to use (an 8 ply 100% pure Australian wool) and here’s what it looks like:
I’m so very happy that I found this pattern and it’s not hard to follow. I’ve drawn out how I’m going to use this motif on my baby blanket but I’m going to be cheeky and not tell you more about it =P My fingers are itching badly to start and time is of essence here so I’m going to cast on tomorrow and get this going on its way. If I can do the twin’s blankets in two months, I can do this one in three. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a few adorable baby booties too!!! I better leave this post at this now ‘cos I’m getting all warm and fuzzy thinking about how this day has come that I’m finally making a blanket for my own baby =D
Here’s wishing everyone a lovely Tuesday (or will have a lovely Tuesday)!!!