My brother and his wife are expecting their firstborn in December.. exciting stuff!!! I decided to make a blanket (easy?). I had been told that they are decorating the room in 'Gingerbread' so off I went on a yarn hunt. I found the most delicious chunky wool that I thought would be perfect colourwise and really snuggly. I don't tend to do 'baby baby' stuff so it was perfect. I couldn't quite decide on which of the colours would be best so what to do? Buy all 3 and do a stripey blanket (increasing the make time, but hey ho). So here it is in it's 50% finished glory. I need to edge it as the knitting in stripes makes for messy edges (well it does when I do it!!). I asked my oh so wise crafting buddies on the best way to go on this and got loads of great advice. Which I have chosen to ignore for a hundred and 1 reasons!!! On looking at the mamas and papas website I have discovered that the 'gingerbread' design has quite a lot of turqoise and red in it so i need to add those in to tie it all together. I'm not going to find any binding in those 2 colours so I need to buy a piece of fabric. The thought of making binding fills me with horror. All those thin straight lines to sew!!!! So I'm going to make a bigger sized backing blanket and back it and fold the edges over like a sandwich (and use my husbands protracter thingy from work to mitre in the corners!!!) It will also make the blanket a little larger. So for now a half finished project . . . .