Looking for an Awesome Knit Baby Afghan Pattern

I'm not any good at keeping secrets... it would be safe to say I suck at it, although I should elaborate. I'm not good at keeping "good news" secrets. You know, pregnancies, marriages, promotions... I'm just so excited for people that I'll burst if I can't share the good news. On the other hand, if you tell me a secret from the heart, about hard choices and fears... I'll take that secret to my grave! 

Having said that, I've know since Christmas that Drew and Meghan are expecting their second child August 30, and Little Lady will have a new baby brother or sister, and we'll have a new wee one to love. I'm so proud that I've been able to go so long without sharing the news here. But, I'm beginning to get the urge to make stuff for the baby, so it's more or less imperative that I let the cat out of the bag. BTW... Bug is hoping for a boy... he is surrounded by girls... but with a 9 year age spread, he'd be getting more of a statistic than a playmate in his cousin :)

Back in May of 2010, I shared this afghan that I knitted for the Little Lady. At the time, we just found out she was going to be a girl, and I searched long and hard to find a unique and awesome afghan to knit. I was so excited when I found this afghan pattern in the book Fairy Tale Knits (incredible book, btw... I've made many things from it). Meghan used it to tuck in around Little Lady all the time, and never failed to get comments on it where ever she went. I need another afghan just as awesome!

So, I am now on a quest for a new afghan pattern. Although I made the Crocheted Kitty Cat, I am much more comfortable with knitting, so I'm looking for a knit pattern. Does anyone have any ideas or know of any patterns that could compete with this one for awesomeness? If you have a link to a website or a photo from a book, I'd love any suggestions anyone has. I'll actually be sharing a Kimara original if you are the first to make a suggestion I use :) 

BTW... Meghan is 15 1/2 weeks now. Photos of Meghan and child were taken by Drew. (Thank you Drew-Drew Buns :)  

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blankets and new babies

Yay for the new baby! =) We get very excited about babies around here! I have found a blanket you might enjoy making. It has the same feeling as the one you made for little lady, but is all its own as well. The book is Nursery Knits, by Zoe Mellor. The blanket is on page 40. I am giving you the page number because this is a delicious book, and you will get distracted. :) The blanket is a stars and moon and would be so adorable with the matching pennant boarder from Little Ladies blanket. Best of luck! I would have trouble narrowing it down to one blanket. This is going to be so much fun! I cannot wait to see all the wonderful things you have planned for this wee one.

Urban

Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions. Sounds like fun! I am definitely going to check out the book! Thanks, Urban :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Festive fish pattern

Love the fish blanket too!

LOTS of fun

LOTS of fun afghans here. Years ago Michelle started a fish project, not sure she ever finished this, but I'm really intrigued by this pattern. What fun. Thanks ;)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Stars ,Flowers, and Children

Stumbled onto this on Ravelry! Love the colors and the saying that goes with it!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stars-flowers-and-children-engli...

Michele

Awesome blanket. I love the

Awesome blanket. I love the saying, too, and the colors. I've never knitted a round blanket and I'm seeing lots of them. It would be fun to give it a go. Thanks ;)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Meghan, Drew and Little Lady! Meghan looks awesome, what a cute baby bump. I'm impressed you were able to keep a secret for so long! I agree that it can be hard to hold in exciting news. I'll need to do a bit of Ravelry surfing and see if I can come up with any suggestions. It's amazing what good yarn will do to even the simplest pattern.

Ideas for a blankie

I really like this rainbow ridged blanket:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/magKNITficent/lizard-ridge

Do you think the beekeeper's quilt would be too heavy/dense?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt

I think someone else already mentioned this pinwheel one. It can really highlight the yarn that you use:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/round-or-pinwheel-baby-blanket

I think this Bumbleberry Flan looks very sophisticated:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bumbleberry-flan

This one from Spud & Chloe is super cute:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dream-catcher-baby-blanket

This EZ-inspired blanket could look really cool with the right yarn:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket

And a circular version of the one above:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-twist

This log cabin one is pretty:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paintbox-log-cabin-blanket

And, finally, not a blanket, but this owlie sleep sack is SO cute!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owlie-sleep-sack

So funny. The first one on

So funny. The first one on your list, the rainbow stripe is the one I've been looking at lately. There are so many interesting patterns here. The colorway could make each look so different, too. Great list. Thanks :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Yay to your growing family :)

Congratulation! Very happy for you and your family :) I love fairy tale knits. I bought it awhile back when you posted little red riding hood. I am hope to be good enough to knit it one day for my little girl.

I've probably made more

I've probably made more patterns out of this book than any other knitting book I ever bought. I do think my favorite was the Robin Hood Sweater I made for Bug. He loved it!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Pinwheel blanket

I love this one:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080404200224/http://www.knitlist.com/00gift...

(I almost wish I wasn't halfway into a different one for my baby that was supposed to be done by her birth...eight months ago. Oops!)

I have lots of projects like

I have lots of projects like that :) I was making this beautiful sweater for Pixie that she out grew before I finished, which reminds me, it would probably fit Little Lady. I better get it finished before she out grows it :)

Love the circular afghan. Tina shared the same pattern and someone had knitted it in rainbow stripes. So cute! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Congratulations! Love your

Congratulations! Love your blanket for Little Lady and Meghan looks so cute!

I don't knit but I'm excel at surfin the net ;) I think these are awesome:

http://knittingwithcolor.com/crocheting-with-color-pretty-baby-blanket-f...

http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Babys-Room/Dream-Catcher-Baby-Blanket#

http://howtomakeababyblanket.com/baby-blanket-knitting-patterns

I love all of these. I think

I love all of these. I think I'm the most smitten with the woven one. Meghan gave me a book all about that style of knitting. I'm going to need to pull it out. Thanks!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

How about something

Although I feel more

Although I feel more comfortable knitting, I did have fun making the cat. I love the granny square one. The colors are wonderful, too. Thanks :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Congratulations to everyone!

Congratulations to everyone! We have 3 babies due this year so I have been looking at knit blankie patterns too. I'm not sure yet what I will make but I do like these:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-tree-of-life-throw

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/levis-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-blanket-22

Oooo. I love cabling! The

Oooo. I love cabling! The baby tree of life is out of this world! Thanks for sharing :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

I have to agree with the tree

I have to agree with the tree of life! I made it in earthtones with beige for the center and a fleck green for the leaf border and it was very well received. Understated but beautiful pattern!

Couldn't agree more. It is

Couldn't agree more. It is lovely!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

YAY! Your children are

YAY! Your children are certainly keeping you hoppin, Kimara! Can't offer an suggestion but I agree with Maggie. It would be nice to get a chance to win something you made. BTW, great photos of Meghan. Love them.

When we finally get our shop

When we finally get our shop open... which will happen eventually :) we will have more giveaways with things we crafted :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Congratulations to Meghan,

Congratulations to Meghan, Drew and LL. And you of course. What an exciting time. The afghan you made for LL is spectacular. That is going to be a hard one to top. I don't knit so I don't have any suggestions but hope you host another giveaway sometime with one of your creations that we can all join in ;)