I made this blanket for my friend L who is expecting her first baby in a few weeks. It was such a joy to knit - I really enjoyed working on it and thinking of the new baby soon to arrive. The pattern is from the Purl Bee and just involves a simple diagonal garter stitch knit - the best thing while on the bus, the ferry, or watching episodes of Horace and Pete, I found.
I knew the mustard yellow was a favourite colour for my friend, so I started with that yarn, and then gradually found more as I went.
I was vaguely thinking of this painting, when considering the colour scheme but a muted version I guess. All up, the blanket took 9 balls of DK yarn, and I used a variety of different kinds, including alpaca, merino, and possum fibre - all the details are here on Ravelry.
In other news - my little Japanese anemone is ready to flower any day. It must officially be late summer.
Also, we went to see this concert last night. It was truly beautiful.