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  1. Maria G Corona
    July 14, 2021 @ 4:42 pm

    Its beautiful blanket.

  2. Lucille
    April 2, 2021 @ 12:56 am

    I agree. Blankets are special , especially when knitted for babies. I am a grandma, awaiting the arrival of my third grandchild, but the first granddaughter. I knitted a blanket for each of my grandsons, and my daughter in law has lovingly packed them away ( they are now 7 and 5 yrs old) and they will be given to them again when they are older and have moved away or have their own children. I am now knitting a “shawl lacy ” pattern for the granddaughter, which is quite challenging. I have had to unravel a few times, but I am getting there. I have just started the edging, which requires bigger needles than what is usually required for 4 ply yarn. I wonder why ? The baby is due in approx 6 weeks, so I hope it will be completed by then. 😁

    • Emily Wessel
      April 4, 2021 @ 10:33 pm

      What a lovely story! Often lace is knit using needles larger than you would for stockinette, to make a more open fabric :)

  3. Vivianne Schinkel
    March 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am

    That is a great solution. Its a beautiful blanket.
    I’ve made many projects for family and friends, all non knitters, and found out that they had discarded them once they had no use for it/them.
    During Covid-19 I started knitting ponchos with a crocheted edge for all the little girls. The one thing I mentioned to the parents was as they grow to please give them back to me so that I can add onto the length.
    Over the winter, these children have grown like weeds and not surprised to receive a phone call from a friend asking if I had any spare ponchos in my arsenal. Hahaha! The poncho I had given her eldest daughter at Christmas was way too small both width & length. Grrrr. I’m going to be busy reconstructing over the next few months as I can see it will be a domino effect. So glad I could foresee the future.

    • Vivianne Schinkel
      March 28, 2021 @ 10:32 am

      Domino effect. Damn autocorrect 😅

  4. Michele Lytle
    December 18, 2020 @ 2:22 pm

    Beautifully written!!

  5. Debi Q
    December 5, 2020 @ 4:58 pm

    My grandson chewed both his and his sisters blankets destroying them both. When I say chew, I mean shreds! I crocheted his because the integrity of the yarn was compromised. Hers is a little better so I am knitting it. It is so heartbreaking to the knitter to see hard work all undone!
    My next project is to take all the little bits of yarn from all the baby blankets I made and put it into one striped blanket!

  6. Anita Martinez
    November 24, 2020 @ 8:36 am

    Is there a pattern for this baby blanket?
    I would love to have this pattern if possible.
    Thank you, Anita

    • Alexa Ludeman
      November 24, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

      Hi Anita – You can find the Vivid blanket pattern on our website or on Ravelry

  7. Cathy Locker
    November 1, 2020 @ 7:45 am

    May I have the pattern for your squares Afghan you made for baby. Please and Thank-you.

  8. Meagan
    October 26, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

    It turned out even more beautiful than before! Also, Bodhi’s hair is awesome!!

  9. Bo
    October 21, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    I would love to make a lap blanket with my favorite colors. The design is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. ☺

  10. Rosalinda Henry
    October 20, 2020 @ 10:56 am

    How delightful to create a keepsake to grow as your precious child grows through the years!
    Beautiful work!👏👏👍🌸🎈

  11. Heather
    October 18, 2020 @ 7:26 am

    That is a lovely story, a lovely child, and a beautiful keep sake blanket.

  12. Elizabeth McCurdy
    October 10, 2020 @ 1:23 pm

    i love this blanket the color coordination is perfect.

  13. Terri Miles
    August 2, 2020 @ 7:43 pm

    Both Bodhi and the updated blanket are beautiful. What a wonderful memory!

  14. Marie-Eve
    July 22, 2020 @ 6:19 am

    I am discovering holes in some precious pieces of knitting and it’s a tragedy to me. It’s the first time I experience this. I read on the Net so many different “tricks” to fight moth, I don’t know what to believe/take in anymore. Would you care writing a blog post on the proper management of knits? Storage, how to avoid unelegant creases and folds in stored shawls. how to precent moths… and how to treat the problem of moth when it’s there! Also, how does one repair those holes when separating squares and re-knitting them in not an option (i.e. cardigan, sweater) What can one do with those holes in a good and loved knit?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 27, 2020 @ 10:42 am

      Hi Marie-Eve – My strategy was to bag all of my yarns in ziploc type bags, give them each a 3 day vacation in the freezer, and thoroughly clean the spaces we have knits. I also make sure to ‘toss the pile’ of sweaters every so often and when the really warm weather hits I put the sweaters that are not in rotation in a sealed tub. So far so good.

  15. Christina McLeod
    July 21, 2020 @ 7:06 am

    Thank you for this lovely story. I too knit baby blankets…for any and all new babies in my extended circle. Thankfully 2 of the babies for whom I’m knitting are my precious grandchildren, but also their cousins and future friends. I share your belief in the usefulness of a lovingly knit blanket for so many aspects of a child’s life. It’s a very special piece!

  16. Jackie Walker
    July 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Beautiful pattern and immaculately knitted. Would you share the pattern for the squares pls. Thank you

  17. Nena
    July 17, 2020 @ 3:02 pm

    Love this. Blankies can live forever, just like Peter Pan. You’d better start making more squares now for when she goes off to study!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 18, 2020 @ 1:03 pm

      OMG, I have so much knitting to do!! It’s always good to start early though isn’t it….

  18. Susan
    July 17, 2020 @ 11:20 am

    I love your story, I also love the idea of making a baby blanket larger, as the child grows. I think your on to something.

  19. Deborah
    July 17, 2020 @ 6:56 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love Love the colours of your updated larger blanket. I’ve always admired this pattern & hope to make it someday. Maybe I ask for it for Christmas.

  20. JPR
    July 17, 2020 @ 6:28 am

    Love your story… granddaughter who is 7 today, goes to bed every night with 5 different versions of her original blanket, Orangie 1, Orangie 2, Blue among them. Living 5 states away it makes me happy that they are her security and comfort.

  21. Christine Goodin
    July 17, 2020 @ 1:32 am

    Awesome I would luv to learn to make one with a pattern .Thank you Christine.

  22. Jo Nixon
    July 17, 2020 @ 12:28 am

    Such a lovely story – I hope you are going to continue in the same vein – I.e. adding squares to make it a single bed blanket when she goes to college and even more for a double bed when she finds a partner?!! Kind regards from a damp Whitehead, Northern Ireland, Love Jo xxxx

  23. Anita Jamieson
    July 16, 2020 @ 7:16 pm

    Alexa, what a blanket! And what a girl! That was totally worth it

  24. barb
    July 16, 2020 @ 4:53 pm

    Love the pattern. Would love to knit this. It’s precious.

  25. Denise Fordyce
    July 16, 2020 @ 3:16 pm

    (Sorry, should have said what I meant: Look out world, here I come! Children with that attitude are so much fun to teach)

  26. Denise Fordyce
    July 16, 2020 @ 2:54 pm

    Obviously I have never met your Bohdi, not will I, but the look in the eyes in the last photo probably tells me all I need to know! (Probably should add that I’m a pre-school teacher with over 40 years under my belt so I’ve met a LOT of young children!)

  27. Jess
    July 16, 2020 @ 1:15 pm

    Welp, now I’m crying… but in the best possible way!

  28. Helen schendel
    July 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

    A real labor of Love. I’m sure she just loves the bigger size.

  29. xixiacma
    July 16, 2020 @ 12:59 pm

    Thanks for voicing a realistic view of knitting a blanket, I have three in process and need to take time off to crochet one so I don’t get disheartened. Cranking out a crochet blanket gives me a sense of accomplishment. Meanwhile back to knitting…