Pine Forest Baby Blanket

A good friend of mine recently asked me to knit her 2 year old son a blanket.  When she was pregnant with him, I made him a blanket using the Pine Forest baby blanket pattern by Ingrid Aartun Boe.

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I’ve made this blanket for several different babies now, and there is something about this pattern/yarn combination (Caron Simply Soft) that makes it every baby’s favorite blanket- it is super soft, squishy and warm.  Not to mention machine washable, which makes it a favorite of all the moms!

Anyway- my friend asked me to make her son another blanket, because he loves his so much that she can’t even get him to part with it to wash it.  I was happy to oblige.  I haven’t knit anything since making B’s chevron blanket and I’ve been itching to get back into knitting!

I decided to go with the same pattern that I used last time.  My friend picked out a really lovely blue color.  I think it turned out really nicely:

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I have realized that I’m much slower at knitting than I used to be.  It took me a solid month of knitting to get this completed.  The funny thing is, I read the pattern and saw “repeat the pattern 15 times” and thought to myself “this will be done in no time!” Until I looked again and realized it said 15 times ACROSS.  53 times total.  Whoops.  I picked up the pace after that.

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I hope her son loves it as much as his other one- and I’m actually planning on casting on for another project soon.  I am so happy to get back to some crafting!

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