Exactly how many homemade blankets a baby needs, I'm not entirely sure, but with the few I have kept from when Milo was a baby and the 3 I've already started for the new baby, I'm fairly sure I'll have more than enough!
When I say the, '3 I've already started' I mean just that, they're no where near finished yet. I don't have a great track record of finishing blankets, so we'll see how this goes.
However these are the baby blankets I currently have in progress ::
DMC petra in a range of lovely bright colours and the pattern I wrote for a heart granny square many moons ago. I've actually reworked this a little and will be updating the original pattern shortly, to what I feel is a better version. I'm going to finish each block with white, joining the squares as I go. I'm only about halfway through the squares and they need a bit of blocking, but I'm really pleased with how it's going so far.
Second up is a basic granny square, using Rowan Felted Tweed DK and I just plan to keep going until I run out of yarn, which will be soon I think. This was the first one I started, way back when I first found out I was pregnant and needed something simple to work on.
And lastly, I started this on Saturday. A simple knitted chevron blanket, pattern from the purl bee. We were off to the cinema to watch Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (pretty dire in my humble opinion but kept the boy entertained) and I really needed something simple I didn't need to look at to keep me occupied. After a quick search of ravelry this came up and thought it looked perfect. I'm using Red Heart with Love, I'm hoping I might be able to dye it on completion, I'm thinking some kind of ombre effect, using Kool Aid, but as it's 100% acrylic this might not be possible. I'll do a test at some point to see.
Now it just remains to be seen if I ever actually finish any of them!