Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The eternal baby blanket

A long, long time ago (just after Christmas 2005), I began a beautiful pink baby blanket for the little girl growing in my belly. I had the best of intentions. I would get her blanket done in time for her to use in the hospital when she was born in April. She was born in March. Six weeks early. Her blanket was not finished. When she came home, the blanket was not finished. Months passed. The blanket was not finished. Christmas 2006 came... and went... and the blanket was not finished. A few weeks from her birthday, I was determined to finish her blanket. I knit into the wee hours. Then, I ran out of yarn. Whoops. I don't get out to that store much anymore, so it took a while to get the yarn. Her birthday came and went. The blanket was not finished. I got another ball of yarn. Then I ran out again. So, back to the store for yarn. It's been discontinued and they had no more of the lovely pink. So I bought some white. Her blanket is finally finished. It only took six balls of yard, five pink and one white, and only 17 months. About eight inches of the corner are white. It's rather silly looking, but a pretty good story to tell her one day while I teach her how to knit.

1 comment:

Cheryl in VA said...

It most definitely will be quite the little story for her. The funny thing is probably years down the road the blanket will be either so worn from being a favorite 'tote-about' item OR it will be one of those pristine items that gets passed down from child to child to child.
At any rate CONGRADULATIONS on finishing it. It feels so good to have a finish.
If you have any trouble with the sock just bring it to one of the meet-ups and ask for help.
I must admit it took me a bit to get used to the process, but now I love it.
Infact I just casted on Monkey sock #2 for my last night while working since I finished the baby cardi. I just need to seam the hood and then I will take pics.

See You soon