>> Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Well I started this blanket a long time ago. Just under a year ago to be a bit more precise.
I have been cleaning out cupboards and closets the last few weeks. Trying to prepare for when school is back in and things get a bit busier around here I guess. Anyway I realized that this blanket has been sitting in a bag in my closet for the last year and I promised it to my daughter last Christmas yikes.
I pulled it out and just kept plugging away until it was done. I used the Lion Brand Homespun yarn that is recommended for it. It is the Catch the wave afghan pattern here (free). Fast and easy to memorise. She just recently watched most of the first Harry Potter movie (we fast-forwarded the scary stuff) and she requested that I make this blanket invisible like the cloak in the movie. Apparently it's quite easy. You just knit it up and then put the invisible stuff on (you can just buy it at the craft store). Who knew? :)
It is surprisingly heavy and quite warm, although one doesn't really need a warm blanket in August but my daughter insists that she be covered up with it at night. Usually either myself or my husband goes down a few hours after the kids have gone to bed and uncovers her as it is really too hot.
Check out those ends.....I had to use some Fray Check for each one just to ensure that it doesn't unravel all over the place.
I have some Christmas knits going but they are being knit at night or in the quiet nap time hours as they are presents for Christmas. Hopefully by this weekend I'll have something to share.