Earlier this year, we converted Violet’s crib to a toddler bed, and it’s been going remarkably well.
She was ready for more independence, and I love that she’s finally allowed to have a blanket and pillow in there! It’s so nice to see her cozy at night!
I knew right away that I wanted to knit her a new blanket,
something soft and timeless that would serve her for years.
I drew a new logo for her hand dyed yarn business,
and she custom dyed some beautiful yarn for me to make Violet a throw blanket.
I absolutely LOVED this trade, and it makes the blanket extra special, knowing that the yarn was dyed with love *especially* for Violet!
Here’s the logo that I drew for Lauren:
She said she wanted something that incorporated a bunny, yarn, flowers, and Beatrix Potter colors!
And in return, she dyed these yarns for me, so that I could knit a “Hap Blanket” for Violet.
More info on that below 🙂
Aren’t they beautiful?
I adore the yarn base. It’s a merino/cashmere blend that’s machine washable, in aran weight.
It felt SO luxurious and light to knit with!
And the depth of color is lovely!
The blanket I chose to knit is a pattern by Ysolda Teague called the “Hap Blanket.”
It’s inspired by traditional vintage shawls and everything about the pattern has a a timeless charm to it.
I love the simple squishy garter square in the middle,
and the airy feather and fan border.
It’s like the perfect middle ground between fancy and functional!
I flew through the pattern and really really enjoyed it.
I would absolutely make another one someday!
I discovered that I messed up some of the corner YOs… which annoyed me at first.
BUT, I don’t think anyone will notice, unless they’re a knitter.
And for now, I’m the only knitter in the family, so no worries! Haha.
I especially love how the blanket looks in Violet’s room!!
I wanted to choose colors that went with her mural wall, and Lauren did a great job of dyeing something just right.
Side note: the knitted moon pictured above is a pattern I ADORED making: “Good Night Moon” by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner.
I pretty much love all her patterns.
And that’s it!
My first artist trade in a long time. I forgot how much I used to enjoy doing this! So fun 🙂