A few years ago my mother knitted my older three kids a patchwork blanket each for Christmas to put on their laps in winter when on the couch. This was before I was pregnant with Isabella so she hasn’t got one yet. She has also been working on a big massive one for herself to go on her own bed. Well, I have to admit that I’m a little jealous of my kids because their blankets look so cute!
Of course, I’m a fully capable person and I know how to do a basic knit. So last year I began knitting my own. Rather than square patches I’m making long strip patches. And instead of multicoloured patches I’m using just one multicoloured wool instead. But it’s coming along nicely.
Obviously, with 4 kids to manage, a house to run and my blog & vlogging I don’t have time to spend just straight out knitting all day long so, it’s taking me a lot longer than it did Mum. I’m only on the second strip. But progress is progress and winter is a long time coming yet!
I’m making each strip the length of just above my waist to the floor so it is quite long and takes a fairly long time to knit. I will probably need to make at least 6 strips to complete my blanket. Then I plan on trimming it in ribbon like Mum did for the kids once I put it together.
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