Before dashing in to the hospital, I had to make one pit stop: my very LYS. I couldn't give the blanket away without showing Heather, the owner, as it was yarn from her store and my first big project. She was quite supportive and oohed and aaahed appropriately. (She probably also thinks I am totally nuts, but that's ok, she's right).
Maureen was most pleased with the blanket (as were her mother and mother-in-law who know the value of handknit items). The colors are great and will match the baby's room perfectly. Here it is, all done and ready to go.
I didn't have a baby to try it with before I took it to the hospital, so my trusty model Racoona volunteered.
I'd like to pay a quick tribute to the movies that helped me finish, and I guess I need to give a special nod to Jimmy Stewart because he was in two of them:
Harry Potter (#2)
Miracle on 34th Street (the newest version)
It's a Wonderful Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Thank you, Hollywood.
Now I'm going to knit a hat for Phil. He has been ever so patient, and I appreciate that.