I started this baby blanket back in early September, but worked on it so intermittently that that hardly counts. The fact is that I did the bulk of the knitting in the last few weeks. I dragged my feet for a number of reasons. While I do love Kira, I have to admit to being more interested in creating for my own baby. It's only natural, I suppose.Bernat Softee Baby-held doubled) or the colors. Though many people prefer easy-care acrylic for baby items, I have found that superwash wool or even a wool-acrylic blend is much more satisfying to knit with and produces a more beautiful finished product that can still be easy to care for. I tend to prefer more saturated colors, even for babies. It was challenging to successfully combine the yellow and pink yarn Kira's mom chose because the two colors are so close in value. I was doubtful about them, even as I knit with them, until my sister Anna said the yellow and pink reminded her of lemonade. She made me feel a lot better about the combination.