This is the second of my Mothers’ Day posts. I was very excited about this one, because I don’t often have an actual finished object to show anyone. But at last, the blanket for my lovely Mum is all sewn up and ready for snuggling in! Here it is, draped over my bed.
This blanket has taken me a year to make. I gave my mum the very first square a year ago, on Mothers’ Day. And I’ve worked on this project all year – in my sunny little porch, in springtime, and then in the summer, when I was in bed after surgery. In the autumn, when I was going through rehabilitation, I had to buy in even more yarn - a very yarn-hungry blanket, this one! And in winter, when I’d started back at work and the nights drew in, I began to knit the edging squares. Sewing up all the squares and darning in all the ends has taken me a month. But it’s worth it!
This blanket is by no means perfect – in fact, I believe there’s a deliberate mistake in every square! But it has been such a pleasure to make it for my mum. And woohoo, I’ve finally finished something! I have a sneaky suspicion my mum will ask me to back it with something, so it might actually come back to me before long. But I did it! I made something! A whole thing, just by myself. Hopefully the next project won’t take me a whole year..