modernista baby blanket

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The joy of this baby blanket. So uber-modern, so sleek, not a hint of lace in sight. Oh I love it. It was hard to let it go and send it off to it's new owner, brand new baby Theo in New Zealand.

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I had always wanted to try a block stitch blanket after seeing Alessandra's beautiful, colourful (and a bit ginormous!) version. Ale also has a really well written block stitch afghan pattern to follow, I thought that this meant I should just go for it, in other words, no excuses Potter!

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The stitch pattern is zen and methodical, quite dreamy to hook with repetitive rows so no brain required. We binge watched Battlestar Galactica whilst I made it, perfect evening entertainment; hook in hand and frakking being used as a swear word on the telly, I'm missing cylon warfare already.

The pattern is such that It immediately looks flat even along the edges (I love a blanket that behaves itself) and the snuggly baby yarn was, as always, a dream to work with. I went through my usual creative thought process when making it though, it goes something like this, which I saw on Reannon's blog the other day.

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Immediate recognition of my own creative process right there in pink and white.

Every single thing I make or design has it's shit phase, sometimes the shit phase goes on for ages, sometimes the colour choice will bug me and bug me until I think I'm going mad, sometimes the shit phase never goes away. With the modernista it was the black; was the black a good idea? does black bring anything to the party? is there any place for the colour black in a new baby's life?

Well let me tell you kids, I'm bringing black back as a colour for babies to wear, although I think Kim Kardashian already did this with baby North's entirely black fashionista wardrobe, black is the new, erm, baby pink??

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More info, details, and modernista chit chat available on Ravelry.

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