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Baby Eli's Rainbow Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern

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Baby Eli’s Rainbow Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern
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I was beyond excited when I found out I was going to be a Great Aunt. Baby Eli came in the midst of a trying time, and babies bring me so much joy...especially the ones who make me, officially, GREAT! In anticipation of his arrival, I pictured the happiest thing I could knit. What better represents joy than God's rainbow?!! Eli's cuddly little blanket is my vision of the hope, promise and bright colors of happiness he brings.
I have to admit, there was a small part of me that planned on only making one and never writing a knitting pattern. Doesn't Eli deserve a one-of-a-kind?!! But when a friend specifically asked (in the context of a sweet and much appreciated compliment)...how could I refuse? Here is the official free knitting pattern for Eli's Rainbow Blanket. Enjoy!
PRINT NOW Gauge: 17 sts x 23 rows = 4 inch (Exact gauge is not required...blanket size can vary.)

Needle: US 8, long circular to accommoda…

Plarn Projects: Reusable Grocery Bag - Free Knitting Pattern

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Print Plarn Projects Reusable Grocery Bag Pattern NowI am super-dee-duper into environmentally sound living.  I have to remind myself, sometimes, that I am a human living in a very, disposable world.  While I want to do everything, I have to admit I can't.  BUT...I do as much as I can to support the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movement.Unfortunately, if I am honest, sometimes I use paper plates and plastic spoons.  For me, it is a RARE occasion.  Like a 50th anniversary party, and I am the host.  That doesn't tend to come around too often.But, like most people, I also often buy jars and tubs of foods at the grocery store.  Ketchup, chocolate syrup, salsa...these things come in containers that could potentially be recycled (though, for us, glass takes a little more work than it used to).  However, often times, they are so caked with goo I just don't take the time to clean and recycle.  (It seems nearly impossible!)Additionally, I have an affinity for burning candles in the eveni…