A Bronco Blue Baby Blanket!
Living in (Denver) Bronco territory yields loads of options when crafting something for even the littlest Bronco fans. Behold a tasteful blanket that shows team spirit while not being too overtly Bronco (not that it is necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes — and some in my family will disagree with me — it is nice to tone down the pride to a more subtle level).
Baby E. W. F. was born a few months back and although I have yet to give him a snuggle in person, I want him to experience a bit of my love from afar in the form of a cozy blanket. He will be a Bronco fan because he was born into a Bronco fam and this yarn is a perfect Bronco blue to complement his blue eyes. The pattern (Free Sunny Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern on ravelry.com) created a fun checkered pattern texture while being simple enough to knit while zoning out to a movie or a podcast. The pattern is done in rows of 18 so a click row counter is a great help, although the old method of pen and scratch paper works well too. At only 5 1/2 skeins of good washable yarn, this blanket was affordable to make as well. I was able to work on the blanket during many lunch hours and chill out sessions at night. With a glass of wine and my yarn skein, I am a relaxed being.
I enjoyed this project so much that I am making a larger version for my nephew in a different shade of blue for a rival football team. I am expandeding the pattern to be bigger and will detail that adventure at a later date. Right now, my cozy chair, pea quilt, new project and a glass of pinot are calling my name. Knit on!