Knitted Blanket Work In Progress

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.

Are you working on a craft project? Let me know what it is in the comments below!


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5 Responses to Knitted Blanket Work In Progress

  1. Martha says:

    I love the colors! My mom was a great knitter, she would knit sweaters with logos and designs in them and I was in awe over them. Unfortunately, it didn’t carry over to me except knitting the basic stitch. I still have her case of needles, I may just pull them out and start making something small. Thanks for the memories!

  2. Shalini says:

    This blanket is a real labour of love n patience . Hats off to you for undertaking it with so much else to do. And I think your kids are lucky to have a grandma to make such gorgeous gifts fir them 😊

  3. Alana says:

    I can admire anyone who can knit – I’ve tried to learn several times but it never works out. On the other hand, I’ve crocheted for years. I’ve been working on a blanket for my grown son, and will work on it some more today during an 8 hour car trip.

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