The story behind this new blanket:
My husband asked me to make a special gift for his co-worker who is expecting their first baby girl. I made her a blanket using the granny square stitch and switched colors every five rounds. (Other Granny Square blankets I have made are available here and here). The blanket has a hippo's head sewn to it.
I referred to the hippo as a 'she' until my daughter said 'she' needs a real name.
Okay, sure. My daughter named her Melody the Hippo. Sweet.
Melody has been made in lavender yarn - I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. I also used yarn from Joann's in DK weight, Baby Soft.
Melody is accessorized with two tiny bows made with 1/8" satin ribbon that I found a Michaels some time ago.
Hope you like it!