Three and some change.

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.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 01:02:52

    I love your blanket. It’s beautiful and celebrates your marriage. Many happy years to you and Wes.

    Reply

  2. Azeem
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 02:38:51

    I gotta say the blanket you gave us when Ahad was born is still one of our most treasured gifts. Thanks so much

    Reply

  3. Christine
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:28:46

    That is AMAZING!!!! I’m in love love love with your blanket!

    Reply

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