Remember that baby blanket I was working on? Well..cross out "baby" and insert "mom" because this piece of knittery has recently changed its receiver. First of all, the finished product is big enough to almost cover a queen-sized bed. Secondly, my mom really, really liked this blanket. She recently underwent surgery and she also had a birthday, so I decided that this would be the perfect gift for her. Thirdly, Maya's mom is sick of all the pastely, rosy-pinky-whitey garments she has been receiving. In conclusion: I made a new, two-toned, hooded blanket for Maya. You can find the pattern here.
I'm quite happy with the result (and hopefully, you'll get to see it soon enough). I used an icy-blue yarn as the main material and a petrol-blue yarn for the margins. My only twists to the original design were that: 1. I used garter stitch for the margins because I was a bit scared that a ribbed pattern might not hold the piece together properly, resulting in the edges being permanently curled up. 2. I did not seam the hood to the rest of the blanket as I'm not very confident in my hand-sewing technique. I decided that I'd rather bind off the two pieces together and it came out beautifully.
Also, I made her a pair of these Saartje Baby Booties in purple and icy-blue.