Finished Blanket

The baby blanket I started knitting back in March is now finally finished. I made it for my friends’ Gordon and Cindy’s new baby boy, Liam, who was born nearly six-weeks early in March. I was originally hoping to have it finished by his real due date, but alas, life and work and mothering got in the way. Then it got hot and it wasn’t quite so nice to knit in the heat. Liam is now four and a half months old, and unfortunately, August in Sacramento isn’t typical blanket weather. Nevertheless, I’m thrilled to have it completed before he entered college.

This is my biggest knitting project to date. It’s also the first project I’ve ever done that required perling. The blanket is 130 stitches across and countless rows. (I may actually try to count them so that I can know how many thousands of stitches I put into it. Sometimes math IS fun!) Every stitch was made with love and prayers for health and happiness, especially during the first few weeks of his life, when he was in the NICU.

Welcome Liam! Hope you like it.

2 Responses to “Finished Blanket”

  • dakini_grl
    August 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Very nice! Man, blankets go on forever, don’t they?


  • sarabellae
    August 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Oy! It sure did. I guess I should block it now so it’s nice and flat.

    Unfortunately, Asher thinks it’s his blanket. Might have to make another one.


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