This shows the border.
This shows the blanket.(Ravelry link for details.)
Back in November my childhood best friend let me know that her daughter-in-law was expecting her first grandchild. Instantly I remembered many long summer afternoons where we bundled up baby dolls and tucked them in toy "buggies", or cradles, or even shoe boxes. How we had those fake plastic dress-up high heels with rhinestones and elastic straps that we fit over our white ankle socks, then would trot around with the half bundled baby doll flung over our shoulder. Or just as likely, the baby doll was in more of a quarterback's carry position. We had tea parties with dandelions, water, and any other weed or seed that captured our imaginations that day. Sometimes we even had real cookies: Oreo's or their vanilla counterpart, Hydrox cookies.
These were the memories I contemplated while knitting this up. Added to that the musing of how quickly the time has passed that we are now at "grandma" age.
That friend's name? Vickie. Yep, that's right....the dynamic duo: Vickie and Val.
The baby is due in May. I feel like I get extra points for having it done ahead of time.