I'm pleased and relieved to have finished some knitting. It seems ages since I've completed anything.
This is a very un-tweedy version of Brooklyn Tweed's 'Tweed Baby Blanket'. Such a good pattern. It's a simple feather-and-fan edging on a square of diagonally knitted garter stitch - a sort of variation on traditional Hap blankets. Like all Brooklyn Tweed patterns it's very well-written - clear, sequential, and with just enough elaboration on the pattern to give you assurance at every step. I've made some modifications and cast on more stitches because I've used a thinner yarn than the original pattern.
I've knitted the blanket for my daughter's good friend who lives in Spain and is expecting a baby girl in the Northern autumn. I've chosen to use Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply, partly because it results in a very Australian gift, but also because the Luxury yarn is soft and drapey and machine washable. I've used 3.5mm needles which results in a snuggly texture for a blanket.
The blanket is silvery grey and mauve (not blue as the photographs make it seem), which is a colour combination I keep coming back to for babies and little girls.
I'm sure I'll come back to this perfect pattern again.