Welcome to our regular Lion Brand Yarn Studio blog feature “Look What I Made”, where customers of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, in New York City*, write about their projects. Have you taken a class at the Studio and then made a wonderful project? Do you have a Lion Brand Yarn project you want to share? Send us your stories & pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, many of our customers create one of a kind works with no pattern. If a pattern is used, we will include that information.
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BY KIMBERLY WALLBANK
Last summer, I took the Studio’s Entrelac class to get an introduction in short rows and to make a blanket (The Tumbling Blocks Blankie) for my nephew George’s new room. Because George’s room was going to have a sailboat theme, I chose nautical colors from Vanna’s Choice and Vanna’s Choice Baby for the blanket (red, white, navy, yellow and medium blue). The colors made the blanket look more like a throw as opposed to a baby blanket, which is what I attempting to create.
George loved the blanket when he received it for his birthday. My mother was thought the blanket was “lovely, but …”. Her concern was with the size of the blanket. While I had been describing a throw, my mother and my sister were concerned that it did not fit his bed like an afghan and that he probably could not use it when he got older.
A few weeks later, I get a call from my niece Anna (George’s sister). “Aunt Kimberly, I want a blanket too.” So off I went to make Anna a blanket.
Because she loves Disney Princesses and pink is her favorite color, I chose three different pinks from Vanna’s Choice and Vanna’s Choice Baby along with a purple and white. Knowing about the concern that my mother and my sister had raised and that Anna is taller than George, I added a column and six rows to the blanket. Adding the column to the medium size blanket makes the blanket the width of a twin bed.
In less than two weeks from purchasing the yarn, I had finished making Anna’s blanket. Anna LOVED her blanket!