Friday, January 11, 2013

A Frosty Morning Blanket for Baby

      like the beautiful sky
                       on the dawn of a new winters day~

                                    the glimmer
                                               of a frosty morning~

a single leaf
              edged in icy delicate lace~~

                  soft as the whisper
                               of a silvery snowflake~

to warm the winter dreams
of babes~~

                                 A sweet heirloom blanket
made for our newest grandbabe~
Kadence Noelle
(we are calling her Kady)

Her Mommy wrapped her in this little blanket
for her trip home from the hospital.
(made this gb so very happy!)

Pattern Details
~Wool Leaves by Jared Flood
(you can find the Ravelry link to
 the pattern here)

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

I'm obsessed lately with the color gray.
It's become my very favorite color.
What do you think that says about me???
(say it's not so!)

For all of you who tried to follow the link to this post that was "published" last night -- but goes to a dead link-- here is my story~~
I was working on this post late last night when our kitty, Homer (now referred to as Bad Boy Homer), jumped up on my computer desk and slid into third base hitting the keyboard -- and something he hit published the post I was working on!!  I had to quickly go in and delete it because it was still "in process!"   Now he is curled up in the computer desk cubby hole -- he says he is sorry!

It's almost time!! Oh My Gosh-- I am working day and night to get all of the blogs loaded in for my Grow Your Blog party -- we have almost 300 so far!  If you want info about the party -- a wonderful opportunity to grow your blog readership and add followers -- the link is on my sidebar.  You have until January 15 to sign up.   Its going to be amazing!



Bead and Needle said...

The blanket is stunning Grandma...almost as stunning as Baby Kady - Congratulations. I was one looking for your post last night, and today...glad the kitty was all it was! Happy Weekend - XOXO Tanya

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Vicki I love this pattern - I remember using a similar one to this many years ago!
Kadence has taken the perfect baby image wrapped in this divine little blanket! Oh dear I do hope you manage to finish entering that ginormous list of blogs for the party next Saturday!!!
I'm sorry if I'm a bit responsible!!!
Absolutely loved the previous post as well with that magnificent embroidery!
Sending love and hugs dear friend,

DeniseinVA said...

She is a precious little baby and your blanket is beautiful!

Barbara F. said...

Gorgeous blanket, gorgeous baby. Blessings to all, looking forward to the 19th. xo

marda said...

The blanket is as precious as that sweet baby wrapped up in it.
No.. gray/grey is not boring. I love the various shades of gray I have used in home decor as well as clothing. Thanks for "esplaining" what happened yesterday when I visited what I thought was your latest post!!!! Poor kitty.

Esme said...

She has no idea how fortunate she is to have you as a grandmother-the grey is so soft and peaceful. I like the pattern also-I am sure she is soft and warm inside her blanket.

Sarah Jane said...

The blanket is beautiful! Xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! I wondered what happened as I saw that you had a new post but it was the winter garden blanket that kept popping up. Naughty Homer! :) Kady is adorable and her going-home blanket is absolutely incredibly gorgeous. Your creativity and talent is inspiring! Good luck getting everything ready for the blog party. Best wishes for the weekend, Tammy

margaret said...

what a beautiful baby and she is looking so content wrapped up in your very pretty blanket, no grey isn`t boring, it is a very fashionable colour here in England, Sal my granddaughter who is 14 along with her friends say it is the new black

Peggy Lee said...

Congratulations Grandma! She is precious and what a beautiful name!
I'm afraid I am an artist of just one pallet. Cross stitch is my only link to any sort of creativity so when I see beautiful things like this blanket you have made it sort of makes me wish I would have had the patience years ago to learn how to crochet or knit. All is not lost....I taught myself to knit only one thing: dishcloths!

Joyful said...

A beautiful blanket for such a sweet little girl.

SuZeQ said...

Boring? You? Ohhhhhhhhhhellno - never. The blanket is beautiful and I'm with you on grey. It's such a statement (non)color and is he new black. Yep! Who says so? Me, that's who. Kady is such a beauty - love all that dark hair, too.

Fat Dormouse said...

Oh! Goodness me! You are so talented! I can't decide which of the two blankets you've shown us I prefer. They are both utterly gorgeous. What a lucky girl Kady is!

Buttons said...

Oh baby Kady is adorable. The blanket is beautiful. This is a happy happy post. I love it. Congratulations Grandma. B

Mereknits said...

Gorgeous, stunning, absolutely beautiful. You are a wonderful Grandma.

Jenny said...

Sweet little angel in the heavenly blanket. I'd like to knot tha for my upcoming grand baby but would go crazy keeping up with the stitches, I'm afraid. Thanks for the info on blogger problems. I'm thinking of changing to Wordpress. xo Jenny

PoetessWug said...

Congratulations on your new little one!! :-) And I LOVE the blanket!!

knitalatte said...

Hi Vicki, Too funny about your kitty Homer.
I just love your baby blanket, what a perfect combination, the leaf pattern and the db yarn. It looks so cozy wrapped around baby Kady. You should be one proud gb! Your grow your blog event is only one week away, so exciting.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

beautiful! beautiful! BEAUTIFUL! Love it! And, that little Kady is precious as can be! Best of all to this newest member of your family!! blessings ~ tanna

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,
Oh goodness Baby Kady is lovely and so peaceful sleeping in her new beautiful blanket.
Glad your kitty is behaving - the last thing you need is to have computer issues.
Looking forward to Monday.

Kathy said...

The beauty of that blanket is outshined only by the beauty of little Kady :)

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

What a precious little bundle of joy Kady is in her new soft cosy blankie you made... I love the color and pattern of it... and no, grey is so pretty... not boring at all, I love it!... and I also love Bad Boy Homer... I had to laugh at his antics... maybe he should start a blog of his own?... Kitty Capers or something???... xoxo Julie Marie

Acorn to Oak said...

That's a gorgeous blanket!

Dorthe said...

Vicki, dear friend- your knitting is so beautiful, and this lovely soft grey looks wonderful to this new little sweetheart.
I think grey is a beautiful colour, and use it with soft blue or even darker blues-no -not finding it boring at all!
Kady is the dearest calling name, and she looks already so very sweet.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

gigi knits said...

There is nothing more precious than a baby... It's funny you mention knitting in gray ,..because the last 4 of my project plus the one
I'm knotting on now has been some shade of gray... My girls like the color..

Faith said...

It is a lovely, soft looking blanket, congratulations on the new babe...preciious. Gray is not boring..think of all the wonderful glorious colors which it goes with....I blogged about your blog hop and hope some folks came over to take a peek and get involved.

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh, what an adorable blanket for baby. It's just beautiful.

Grey...that's funny. No not the color, but your question. What does the color Grey mean? I've been doing posts on the Meaning of Color and it just so happens that I just got my post ready for tomorrow...and it's about the Color Grey. Hope you'll stop by after midnight eastern time and check it out! You might be surprised at what Grey means.

Jan ♥

Neesie said...

What a wonderful gift to be able to wrap your precious new parcel up with a blanket made from pure love!
Gorgeous Baby Kady is a very lucky wee toot having such a wonderful family wrapped around her!

Hey Vicki, I'm sitting here typing whilst wearing grey and having peeked into my wardrobe I realise the majority just happens to be that's's offical. Grey is where it's at!!! ;D

Had to laugh at your Bad Boy Homer sliding into third base ^..^

Looking forward to the party but need to get organised as the time is fast approaching.
Have fun and enjoy the weekend xoxo

yaya said...

What a beautiful baby! The blanket is an heirloom that will be treasured forever...just perfect for her! Love all that black hair! Congrats to everyone!

Di Lewis said...

Goodmorning Vicki! First and most important,congrats and welcome to your family's newest addition! The blanket is beautiful, as are your photos! Thank you for linking me to your party, and working so hard on this project. Its so kind of you. Now, back to getting my blog ready before grading papers lol. Have a wonderful week! Dianna

Gabriela said...

what a gorgeous blanket!I wish my knotting skills were better!
And what a beautiful baby!
You know?Gray is my favorite color lately also..And I love all the combinations you can make with it!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The blanket is beautiful...almost as pretty as that sweet little one! You are one lucky GB!!!
I too have been drawn to the color grey, I redid my blog recently with that color. Seems to be a soothing color and not one bit boring!

Wendy said...

Hi Vicki, that is a gorgeous blanket with a gorgeous grandchild! And I'm wearing grey at the moment, so I would say: NOT BORING! :) Thank you for your sweet comment at my blog. Hugs, Wendy

Miss LindaLee said...

This is the very first time I've run across your blog and I love it! What beautiful work you do.

I'm now your newest follower and subscriber. Keep up the great work with your blog and your knitting.

LindaLee from
My Stitches

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Aww congrats on your new blessings. She's so sweet. I love the blanket and the yarn is awesome. I love gray, too. I don't think anyone would ever call you boring...ever! You rock girl, so use what ever color yarn makes you happy! :)

Hugs and blessings

Maureen said...

Poor Homer! I too have one cat in particular who LOVES to just walk all over my laptop keyboard! I am often having to retype things... grr!

Anyway, I ADORE this sweater pattern! Wow! I can barely do a regular stitch, never mind intricate patterns like this. How beautiful!

Can't wait for next weekend - already drafting my post and getting ready! Thank you Vicki for hosting this!!!

Dagmar said...

How precious..a blessing wrapped in that sweet blanket❤

bohemiannie! art said...

Grey is lovely. Not boring at all to me. The baby is Perfect! I'm looking forward to the party!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh so beautiful!

kathyinozarks said...

Your blanket is so beautiful-loved the photography as well-blessing to baby and family

kathyinozarks said...

oh I wanted to add-no grey is not boring-I was just reading on one of my quilt blogs that grey is "in" lol I love the greys as well Kathy

Robyn said...

Grey or gray, however you spell it, is a lovely accent to any shade of every color. How could it be more perfect! Looking forward to the grow your blog and very grateful for all the giving you do!! Beautiful baby swaddled in that blanket of love!

Marlynne said...

Vicki: I keep trying to get your blog as one I follow and it keeps coming up Mum&Dad what am I doing wrong?

1CardCreator said...

You do have a lovely blog, so glad Celeste from Celestina Marie suggested I visit your lovely blog. Congratulations on the beautiful new grand babe too, she is precious, as is your beautiful hand made heirloom! ~Diane


Hello Vicki, Such a very very lovely warm and sweet baby blanket. I am sure it will be a lovely heirloom and much loved. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Beautiful the blanket. You can tell you put all your love into everything you do.

Elizabeth Braun said...

What a lovely pattern!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

CONGRATULATIONS dear Grandma Vicki
a beautiful shawl for a beautiful granddaughter!

You're an amazing knitter - I've been ooing and aahing over the exquisite knitting - it looks very complicated!
I know each and every stitch is knitted full of love from your heart.

I'm excited about our Grow Your Blog venture - so much time consuming work for you Vicki, you're such a giving soul in many many ways.

Sending big thank you hugs and love
Shane ♥

Lou Anne said...

Little Kady is beautiful, and so is the knitting. I'm looking forward to the Grow Your Blog event. Thank you again.

Louise Michie said...

A gentle blanket indeed. Such a wonderful gift for a baby, for a family. We still have the blankets made for our son 34 years ago. To touch and smell them is to feel so much.
And your colour is so soft and silvery. The colour of an adored grandparent's whiskers I think.
I do hope the baby was transported home safely and not carried in his mother's arms.

Susan Elliott said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL baby blanket...and to know that it was wrapped around baby Kady on her first trip into the world is sublime. How joyous! Happy New Year Vicki!

Diana Seal said...

Congrats to your new addition to the family! So glad I stumped upon your blog, love the beautiful baby blanked!!!
Happy knitting!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Com este convite maravilhoso e irrecusável,vou ter que abrir meu blog.Obrigada e Deus te abençoe.

Andie said...

Wow your granddaughter is gorgeous! Congratulations!!! <3
The blanket is beautiful! I want to knit a special one for my grandbabies when they start arriving...... hopefully not for a few years yet :D

Chubby Chieque said...

That baby knitted blankett is absolutely cozy. The color choice is also a great one.

Oh... what a mess! but I guess your readers are well understandable in this kind of accident. It happens to everyone, I guess?

Excited and I have posted mine midnight of 15/1-13. Hope to see your readers visit Sweden.

Happy Thursday & a blessed w/end ahead.

Greetings from a frozen Stockholm,
/CC girl

Anonymous said...


Your knitting is beautiful and your grandbabe is so sweet.

Tettelestai said...

Wow, you do amazing work!! What a delight to see it on something so precious as a new baby!!!

Birgit said...

Hi Vicki,

I just happened to find your blog via Silke's (Metamorphosis) blog. :) Well, it's pity that I didn't find you two days earlier, so now I can't participate in your blog event. Never mind -- when time allows, I will visit the participants anyway. Maybe next year?! Here's to a successful blog party!

Greetings from Munich,

Patty said...


Donna Heber said...


What a gorgeous baby blanket! I love gray too - it is a great neutral color.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Awwww welcome to the world Kady! I love the blanket, you are such a talented knitter. I am sat here under a blanket with my cat on my lap to keep warm from the snow! Hugs, catherine x

Amber said...

Oh my goodness. That is gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

I am missing the GROW YOUR BLOG post. I will keep checking back.

Hilary said...


And that goes for the blanket too! :)

Lynn said...

Your granddaughter is so very precious and you've made a lovely heirloom gift for her welcome. Congratulations!

linda said...

Beautiful baby so cute and snug in that lovely blanket :)

Fishcake_random said...

Beautiful blanket and what a gorgous little thing to wrap up with it. You are so blessed!

All ready and waiting for BloGro lol

x x x

Mystic Spirit said...

I love your work that blanket is adorable! I've posted my blog all ready for the party, and will be posting another tomorrow too :) Thank you for giving me the inspiration to get back into blogging, hope to make my page as lovely as yours is to read as time goes on!

Rachel xx

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your little bundle is so precious and the blanket will wrap her in all your love! Congratulations to you all and best wishes. Linda

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful blanket. Beautiful baby. I have always wanted a gray room or two. I love that color!! :)

Myplace4tea said...

What a lovely blanket! Love that soft gray.

Wishing you a great weekend,

Angela :)

Thearica said...

Your grandbaby is so darling!!!

I just published my post for the party! Looking forward to visiting everyone!

Scriptor Senex said...

The way you portray it grey is certainly not boring. And little Kady looks just perfect!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful gift for a beautiful baby. I'm sure that Kady will be quite a wonderful "fashion flasher" thanks to her Grandma's amazing talents. Enjoy her, enjoy her, enjoy her! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki~
Your blanket is GORGEOUS!!!
And your little Kady is sraight from Heaven! Just beautiful!!!
I posted a blog last night about your Pink Scarf Project. I am so excited to be involved. Not only is my sister~in~law a breast cancer survivor, we are just one year out {this month} from my husband, Scott's, pancreatic cancer. Praise God they are both cancer free. But this cause hits me where I live. Thanks so much for doing this. Is it alright if I make more than 1 scarf for you throughout the year?
Happy Day to you Dear!
p.s. When I told Hubby I was heading for the yarn shop to buy the goodies to make a scarf for this cause, he dug into his wallet so he could be the one to pay for it! :)))

the reader said...

What an absolutely stunning blanket! I've just added the pattern to my Rav favorites.

And grey isn't boring -- it's one of my favorite colors, too :)

Pamela said...

I was awed by the blanket until I saw the baby...oh my, how precious. And the blanket, too. I wonder how long it will take me to master a pattern like this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the link to this pattern! I immediately went there and bought it - thank God for PayPal and the 'net; no waiting. I don't have the yarn yet (and shouldn't be buying more, with so much to use up already); on the other hand, I could use some of my stash and make it whatever size it turns out to be...

Sorry I missed the sign-up; I'll watch for it next year, for sure.

I'll be visiting the blogs over the next while, though. I love making new 'friends'. ~ Linne