Not the building but the beam


Pattern: Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley
Yarn: Elmore-Pisgah Peaches & Creme Double Worsted (100% cotton), colorway Gold
Hook: U.S. K/6.5mm Etimo Tulip

I completed this in March, but it has only just now reached its destination — the home of Lily Tobias, new daughter to my dear friend Scott and his wife Ali. So many things to love about this blanket! Let me name a few.


It’s modular. This is my first blanket worked in squares that were then stitched together. I got to where I could crochet a square in an hour, not counting the time it took to rip out the border when I realized I forgot to work in the back loop only while transitioning from the circle to the square shape.


It’s bright. Part of the attraction of this very popular blanket pattern, without a doubt, is its cheery yellow color. You can’t beat yellow, if you ask me, for babies. (Or green — but that’s another post.) Blue and pink are predictable, binary, and overdone. Pastels too. Primary colors really say “kid,” and it’s not long in a baby’s life before baby stuff is done and the transition to childhood has begun. A blanket like this can last and remain stylish and appropriate for years.


It’s covering a beautiful girl. And long may it keep her warm, comforted, and protected.

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