It is dark and gloomy today with a mix of snow and rain in the forecast so, in other words, the perfect day to show you a brightly colored baby blanket - aptly named The Sunshine Day Baby Afghan. It is completely finished and soon it will be folded into a box with care instructions and sent off. I'm so in love with this blanket that I want to make one for myself. Details are on my ravelry page.
I bought some blocking pieces for this piece. I typically pin everything out onto our mattress, but I thought this would probably take longer to dry and Husband might appreciate being able to sleep on our mattress. I really wanted a board with a grid, but the cost and storage was just too prohibitive. Instead I got some that fit together like puzzle pieces (Knitpicks brand) at this awesome yarn store in Chicago, Sister Arts Studios. I can't say enough nice things about this shop, the lady was helpful, funny, and didn't give me any problems when I turned down the blocking kit and opted for just the boards. She also offered to wind my ball of yarn for me (offered!); I usually have to ask and then I get the swift and ball winder are over there - reasons I moved to buying yarn on the internet. I think I'll visit it every time I go to Chicago; as a bonus, I'll take the kids because there are kid craft projects there. I know Daughter would especially love it.