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Yarn Along – The End of the Rainbows

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Well, after about a year and a half of working on Aurelia’s baby blanket whenever I had a chance, I have finally finished it, just in time for the cold weather.

This is the first baby blanket I’ve ever knit and I love how it turned out. It’s very simple – just garter stitch – but the colors are vivid and lovely. It also has a huge amount of sentimental value. As I’ve mentioned before, the girls called our littlest A “Rainbow” before she was born and with all the challenges we have been through with Aurelia since her birth, the rainbow has become an important symbol for us. So, a lot of love and care and concern was poured into this blanket as we fought for her to get healthier after her birth and waited for and then began to process her diagnosis. She’s sat in my lap watching me knit, played with the yarn, and poked her tiny fingers through the stitches. Now it will keep her warm on cozy on those fall walks, cold winter days and hopefully for years to come.

She’ll no doubt outgrow her Rainbow of Tulips sweater long before that, but I’m hoping she’ll at least be able to wear it through next spring and maybe even next winter. It’s adorable and matches the blanket beautifully (even though some of the colors are a bit different).

Now for my matching rainbow cowl and Ani’s rainbow sweater…It may be a bit of an obsession.

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Author: moogielight

I'm a stay-at-home homebirthing, VBACing, breastfeeding mama, advocate and sometimes artist, sometimes web designer. We are located on the East Coast (but long for the West Coast) where we try to live simply, playing with natural toys, eating organic, vegetarian foods and using our imaginations and creativity as much as possible. I knit and I'm in the process of learning to sew so I can make (or at least attempt to make) many of the items we need and use and want to surround us.

6 thoughts on “Yarn Along – The End of the Rainbows

  1. Your beautiful girl will treasure that blanket for her life. She is adorable in her rainbow sweater as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It is absolutely beautiful! I love rainbows too – I am always dyeing rainbow yarn just cause I love the colours so much.

  3. Your little girl is adorable, I love her glasses, so sweet!!!

  4. I love her glasses, how pretty she looks. And that was a huge knitting project! Gorgeous.

  5. I was wondering how this turned out. So much loved poured into it. Gorgeous work.

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