Tiramisu Baby Blanket
Pattern by Alicia Paulson
Free on Ravelry
I absolutely love this pattern! I made another one of these way back in the Dark Ages for a new baby in the family. It's by far my favorite baby blanket pattern EVER, and it's free! You can change the ribbon to suit a boy or a girl. I was very disappointed because I was going to use a black ribbon with white polka-dots on it, but when I got to the last side, I ran out of ribbon! GAH! The black with white polka-dot ribbon was so gorgeous on this blanket! I had forgotten that I made it bigger than the pattern and needed more ribbon than it called for. Anyway, the pink ribbon was all I had enough of in my ribbon stash. I'm going to buy more of the black next time I go to Walmart and re-do it. I'll show it to you again then. It's amazing how just changing the ribbon color can make such a difference.
Anyway, I used a Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn, a size I hook, and I chained either 126 or 116 to start.
Someone asked if this was a sc, dc, sc, dc pattern, and the answer is no. You can go read the pattern since it's free, but the basic stitch for the body of the blanket is sc twice in same stitch, skip a stitch, sc twice in next stitch, skip a stitch, repeat pattern across.
(I swear. We have one every other week!)
On the wall at the vet.
Also on the wall at the vet.
Looking out the window at the vet.
LOL. We had to wait a while while they treated him.
Isn't this the cutest paper towel holder?
Well, the short of it is that Eli's butt nearly blew up. He had impacted anal glands. UGH! Poor little guy. He was miserable. His little ass was red and huge and looked like it could explode any moment. Of course we noticed it when the vet was closed (and there's only two vets within reasonable driving distance of us) so we had to wait a day to take him in. We could hear him yelping and hollering in the back while they attempted to drain them. They were so inflamed, they were not able to drain them without them bursting. Isn't that awful? It hurt me as much as it hurt him just having to listen. Lordie.
But that was Friday morning, and he's better now and getting back to his old self. We did stop at Walmart and get him a new blanket and a toy for the ride home. They all get that when they have to go to the vet for anything other than a routine check or shots. Yes, we spoil them rotten!
I'm off to watch football...Cowboys and Packers. GO COWBOYS!
Please...y'all stop touching my butt.