Often, when close friends of mine get married, or have children, I knit them blankets. I don’t know what else says love and welcomes new life (whether together or for the first time) than a blanket to cuddle under, to keep warm. When Wes and I got married, I really wanted to knit us a commemorative blanket. I wanted us to pick the patterns and yarns together, and I wanted to knit us something for our new life together. My caveat was that I didn’t want to stress about trying to finish it for an August wedding, so with that in mind, I suggested I would finish it for our first anniversary.
Well three patterns, three yarns and three years (and some change) later, it’s finally done. I actually finished it last week – exactly a week past our third anniversary, but only got to take photos today.
The Pattern: Paintbox Log Cabin Blanket
The Yarns: Noro Kureyon (various colors) and Lamb’s Pride Superwash (Northern Lights colorway)
The Needles: US 8’s
The Verdict: The pattern was easy and the squares were addictive. The fun part was laying them all out and picking where we wanted them to go. I also loved that there was no seaming needed – each of the garter sections has a three needle bindoff! I love the finished product and I can’t wait for it to be winter so I can snuggle with my honey under it.