Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I'm baa-aaack....

...from the vacation that never ended. I need a vacation from my vacation. But I successfully managed to survive and bring along a husband and seven-to-eight month old baby through a complicated travel plan involving a car trip to Atlanta, a plane ride to Germany, another car trip to the south of France, a plane ride back from Germany to Ohio, and a final car trip from Ohio back to North Carolina. I'm exhausted just writing that down. We went to Dragoncon in Atlanta, to Oma and Opa's house, to Heidelberg, to Munich, to a visit with triplet nieces in Bad Wildungen, to a rental house in the Provence, and a final night with Granny D. And now we are home. Thank the Gods.

Did I finish the psycho baby blankie? A pictorial answer:
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Admittedly, this is sans border. A border has been added since, in white reverse stockinette. Will add picture later, when I'm not sick of dealing with all the photographic detritus of our "vacation".

And here's the shot that embarrassed my hubbo. That's the bridge in Avignon, baby! (France, if you didn't know.)
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And one final one for the blankie lovers:
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12 comments:

diana said...

Gorgeous blanket! Congrats on a job well done.

Kay said...

I've been WAITING. I LOVE what you did with the 'wacky' square.

Amazing amazing! I like it better than the original (don't tell Taro!).

I do need to see the border though. But you knew that. xox Kay

DrEtak said...

Yay! It's sooo pretty. I love the different blues, and it's wonderful for an active boy like yours is becoming! Also, great setting that you picked for the photo--I'd love to go to France sometime. Congrats on getting everyone home in one piece!

Cara said...

Fantastic! What a great blanket (and an exhausting trip!)

meredith said...

i am so impressed that you not only dreamed this up while caring for a young child, but also finished it! i'm happy to knit one row a week with my 4-month old around, not to mention the 2-and-a-half year old who's constantly tugging at my pant legs asking to play "construction site." you're an inspiration!

Lanea said...

Beautiful blanket!

Dianna said...

This is the most incredible baby blanket I think I've ever seen! Will you share details?

Julia said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! I love it!

Cassi said...

Wow! Great blanket! I'm in awe :D

Petra said...

Great baby blanket and Gavin looks like he's saying: "Hey mom, dad's steeling my blankie" ;-)
Best wishes from Germany
Petra

Anonymous said...

Magnifique!

Anonymous said...

how terrific. Henning looks appropriately Bemused in Avignon. (doesn't that sound like a movie title?) and GG is getting soooo big.
the blanket is wonderful; glad I got to see some of it in progress at Granny D's.