Bright colors are stimulating for babies, right?

Some friends finally had their baby a few days ago. Congrats to them! And now the important bit – I can finally post my FO pictures of the baby blanket I made. 😉 Let’s get the cat-free picture out of the way first, shall we? (Please ignore the odd lighting effects – it was sunny and neither my camera nor I had any idea how to deal with that unexpected event.)

This is a variant of the Artful Afghan I made a few months ago. I knit this all in stockinette (instead of a combination of stockinette and reverse stockinette) with a garter stitch border. The stripes are wider than the original Artful, since I was using KnitPicks Swish Worsted left over from the Pinwheel Sweater I knit in 2007 and just knitting until I ran out of each color. (The colors are, from the center, Ballerina, Bubblegum, Red Pepper, Fired Brick, Bordeaux, Wisteria, and Navy Blue.) Many thanks to Jeanne who contributed a vital skein of Navy Blue!

“Hmm. These colors seem hauntingly familiar, but I just can’t put my paw on why…” -Chaos

“Hey! May! This is mine. Go find your own stripey floor covering.” -Chaos

“You’re not the boss of me, big kitty! Bring it on!” -Mayhem