A good friend of mine is about to become a grandmother at the end of the year. I really can't believe that I'm old enough to have friends who are grandparents, but there you are: I am. As I still find it hard to take care of myself and my dogs (and occasionally my husband), there's a big part of me that's glad it's her and not me. The other little teensy part of me that heaves a big sigh at the thought of grandmotherness filled the need by knitting this little lap blanket for the new arrival.
I love to knit anything flat because
I'm really not much more than a
novice knitter. So, baby blankets are
my go-to gift. Plus, I love the yarns
that are designated for such projects.
As a matter of fact, I found a little
jacket for a toddler that I'd really LOVE to make for myself.... just need to find someone who can rewrite the pattern for me.
I didn't find out until I had finished what gender we had coming out of the oven (a boy). Thank goodness I chose a yarn to do the heart that could go either way.
I hope that this gets used till it falls apart. And it keeps that wee one warm and cuddly. Babies truly are a magic gift. Beside this new little person, my blanket is just a very wee token.