6.21.2010

Thirty-one is done! with a Blanket!

I had a birthday over the weekend - hello thirty-two! It was a good day, low-key in the morning and busy in the afternoon visiting with family on both sides (since it also was Father's Day). I have some new toys, new treats and new clothes... and most importantly I have my health, my family and my friends.

I am very excited to also have a rather large project finished. When my brother and sister-in-law told us they were engaged I knew right away I wanted to make them a blanket. I asked for their color preferences but didn't offer any pattern choices. I had hoped I would have it finished in time for their wedding, or Christmas 2009, or when they moved into their new house, or their house warming party... yeah, that didn't happen. But, one week before their first anniversary, it's done!!
Finished blanket!
It's the "Moderne Log Cabin" pattern from the first Mason-Dixon Knitting book. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash. I really did enjoy the pattern - it was not difficult, but it does take its toll on you - that's an awful lot of garter stitch - an as blankets grow, they get heavy, so I couldn't take it out to SnB. The end result is wonderful squishy goodness. And they both were quite pleased -
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It fits! :) They are too cute. Much love and happiness for them for all the future years of their marriage!

2 comments:

Sara said...

It's awesome!! Looks great!

Virginia said...

Becca, we love it SO much! I am also really pleased, because I came home and wanted to put it out straight away — but realized that 90 degree weather isn't so blanket friendly. But I also had a bunch of stuff that your mom, ahem, suggested we take out of the basement, that included a really pretty basket that she made. So now I have the blanket folded all pretty in the basket, sitting at the foot of the Big Red Chair, and it's like this lovely little tableau of Upham Family Awesomeness. Which I love. xoxo

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