Soon after my DIL Raewyn found out she was pregnant, she called and asked if I would do her a favor.
"Sure", I said. "Want me to climb a mountain, swim a sea?"
I'd do just about anything for the mother of my sixth grandbaby.
"No, I would just like you to make the baby a blanket."
Say no more, say no more, nudge nudge, wink, wink. Gammy is on it!
Her only request was she wanted it to match the nursery, which is yellow and gray. Also, she doesn't like things that are overly girly. No problem.
Only, it did turn out to be a bit of a challenge. Although I think yellow and gray is pretty together... extremely calming and soothing... which is a pretty smart combo for a child's room... I was having trouble finding fabrics that I thought were appropriate for a baby/young child, to warm up to. Most of the yellow and gray combos were very modern and chic, not at all what I had in mind for a baby. After all, this blankie will soothe her when she's frightened, comfort her when she is sick, and be a...Read more