DD and I were discussing baby blankets. She mentioned how much she had loved the one I had knitted for my neighbour whose son was born in February.
It was knitted in Cleckheaton Fiddle De Dee cotton which is now a discontinued yarn. She really liked that blanket. It was soft and machine washable and dryable [which is very rare for cotton in my experience].
So, what's a mother [first time grandmother] to do? Look on Ebay of course. There have been several occasions where I have tried to find this particular yarn with no luck at all. But two weeks ago, I found some! In fact, I found quite a lot! And I bought a lot!! Here are the latest additions to my stash. Most of this is destined to become baby blankets. The rest will wait until I find out what it wants to be! The photos are copied from Ebay [thanks Rhonda and Amanda]. You will see more photos when the yarn is actually knitted!
Six balls of the same yarn as above. That's enough for a small blanket for pram or bassinet.
Six balls of mint:
Six balls of a pale lemon, pink and white variegated yarn:
20 balls of a pastel variegated yarn [including pink] - surely someone will have girl at some stage!
and 23 balls of lemon [a safe colour when mother2B doesn't know what her baby's sex will be]
I also bought ten balls of white but have no photo to show you. That's 71 balls altogether!! Can you tell I love this yarn!
In addition, I bought six balls of mauve Super Soft cotton
and ten balls of Sirdan Cotton Lustre in a lovely teal colour.
I already had ten balls of Spotlight 8ply cotton in blue [blanket in progress] and some balls of white cotton in both 4ply and 8ply so I think I have enough cotton to keep me going for a while.