Today I finished the last round of the first colour of yarn I'm using for my
Mason-Dixon log cabin blanket!!
I have this much yarn left. When I started this round I honestly thought I'd have enough for two rounds. Clearly the unending garter stitch is messing with my brain!
This was the blanket when I started it back in AUGUST
(that picture was taken August 17, 2012)
I didn't work that dilligently on it, and it got put away during November while I frantically made things for Christmas, but I've been chugging away all 2013. I've only made 1 1/2 pairs of socks in the meantime.
That feels like some kind of record.
I love this blanket.
I love it.
It's been my cozy companion through a long, cold, TRUE Canadian winter.
My kids have snuggled up beside me while I've worked on it.
I am slightly convinced it holds the sunshine and memories of summer.
It is colours I never use.
It was started from remnant yarn that I nearly donated to the local senior's group.
It was nearly socks.
But I was at the cottage, had finished another project and needed something to work on. I didn't feel like going into town for more knitting needles (didn't have the right ones for socks), I had always wanted to try the log cabin and so I just started knitting.
My mother wants me to give it to her. My grandmother wants me to give it to her. I have made them dozens of blankets over the years. They aren't getting it. I have someone very special in mind for this blanket. I think it will be a nice surprise ;)