My gorgeous Mother came to visit for nearly a month, so she and I have been busy knitting squares to sew together for a family blanket.
It will be one of those special, heirloom style things as it was family who knitted it and family who shall cosy underneath it.
My boy is keen on the rainbow song at the moment (red & yellow, and pink & green, purple and orange and blue) so that was how we chose the colours.
My Mum wanted to vary the boringness of knitting 22 x 30 squares, so she threw in some stripes.
Now she’s gone home and I’m sewing the squares together, I’ve decided to mix it up – and sash the 4×4 squares with navy blue knitted lengths (10 stitches, by a million). The blanket with just our squares is a little bit narrow – good for two kids, but not for us grown-ups.
But, I’m a very v e r y slow knitter, so if this blanket is finished before summer (it’s only just the first day of winter on Sunday!) it will be a minor miracle!
In Spotlight, the flannelette was on offer (OMG!) at $5 a metre, so I got this fashion forward (!) navy blue & white chevron to back it.
Here’s a teaser picture of the glamorous Granny who knitted 80% of the coloured squares! And in between now and 2015, there will be a ‘completed!’ blog post about it.
We did a few other things while she was here – a snowglobe, paper boats, uber paper aeroplanes, and I’ll share these out in this final month before my new baby arrives!