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March 14, 2007

Acid Green

Welcome to the world nona-niece-the-newest!  Good thing I've started your blanket -- the opportune word being started.  Some projects come easily, while others are more of a struggle.  I swatched, and swatched, and swatched, and swatched for this blanket before settling on this variation.

I love the soft, feminine combination of the petal pink, dusky raspberry, and butter yellow with just enough acid green and strong orange to keep the whole thing from getting too sickly sweet.  Because, my friends, in our family we like our girls to have a bit of kick and vigor!

March 14, 2007 in Knitting for the nona-nieces | Permalink


i agree! i really hate pastel baby pink.

Posted by: maryse | Mar 14, 2007 11:36:37 AM

I like, i like!

Posted by: beckie | Mar 14, 2007 11:41:44 AM

It's gorgeous!! Pattern please!

Posted by: Ronikins | Mar 14, 2007 11:47:22 AM

Gorgeous - I love baby things with kick and vigor - I always eschewed sickly pastels for my daughter!

Posted by: Ruth | Mar 14, 2007 1:15:03 PM

Oh, it looks terrific. How is the backside? I am muddling over a pattern right now for my niece (2wk old) but it's intarsia and I don't like the backside. This looks like a real winner!

Posted by: gina | Mar 14, 2007 1:27:15 PM

You go, nona-niece-the-newest! Nona, too! I'm all for the kick and vigor.

Posted by: AuntieAnn | Mar 14, 2007 1:30:55 PM

Nona -

Love the unique combo of colors. Girly, but not so girly you get a cavity by looking at the darn thing. May I ask what yarn you used for the project?


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Posted by: Julie | Mar 14, 2007 2:20:30 PM

Ooo. I really love the pattern and, as usual, your color choice is wonderful.

Posted by: Corvus | Mar 14, 2007 4:15:52 PM


Posted by: Natalie | Mar 14, 2007 4:25:22 PM

I love the pattern and the colors. I'm with you on the "no wimpy pastels for girls" thing.

Posted by: Brenda | Mar 14, 2007 4:40:31 PM

It looks perfect, worth every swatch! I know a lot of little girls who do like pink, but it's hot pink. No wimpy pastels or dusty roses! Great choice of colors!

Posted by: Brenda | Mar 14, 2007 5:15:09 PM

Ooh...it's gorgeous! I'm not so into sweet pastels too.

Posted by: yuvee | Mar 14, 2007 5:18:18 PM


Is it as soft as it looks? :)

Posted by: Lynn | Mar 14, 2007 8:17:57 PM

I do love your color choices - that green kicks it up and ooh Claudia's, lovely stuff. Very interesting stitch thanks for making me take out my Barbara Walker's. I discovered a great stitch on the opposite page. In closing, the border rocks as well.

Posted by: Sonya | Mar 15, 2007 2:47:28 PM

Great color combo! My own crocheted baby blanket (which stills lives on my bed... I turn 30 next month *cough* *cough*...) is light green and yellow, but with white and at least one shade of briiiight green. Definitely not traditional is the way to go!

Posted by: tasha. | Mar 15, 2007 9:16:24 PM

Lovely! With the high-contrast, bright colors, she'll be able to see it right away!

Posted by: Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy | Mar 16, 2007 10:01:08 AM

Awesome colours! My niece would love it. What is the stitch pattern? (Is my novice status showing, or would that be my laziness.....)

Posted by: dharma | Mar 16, 2007 11:27:32 PM

Ok this blanket is beautiful!! Color selection is awesome and the stitch pattern is gorgeous! What pattern are you working from?

Posted by: Esther | Mar 20, 2007 1:16:28 PM

Wow, very interesting article. It is funny how history can be distortedin many different ways. These photos do give us clues, but I think we will never know the real story. . . .

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