Saturday, November 17, 2007

FO: Blue Skies

Blue Skies is finished!

If you remember my original plan, you will note that there are something less than 35 squares here. In fact, there are only 20. I did not run out of yarn or motivation. But I've been sewing the squares together as I go, and when I reached 20, my younger son asked me if I could please stop, since it was already so heavy he was having trouble carrying it around. This seemed like a reasonable request to me. I was planning to make it big enough to cover his whole bed, but if his plan is to carry it around for snuggling, a smaller blanket makes more sense. So I stopped and put on the border. Again, you may recall that the original plan was a cream colored border, and I did in fact do an entire edge in cream before deciding that I didn't like it. The cream was too stark a contrast with the blue and brown. After a little consideration, I came up with the border you see, which I like much better. But the important thing is what my son thinks of it.

The night I finished it, I took it upstairs and draped it over him while he slept. He immediately curled up in it and smiled hugely in his sleep. I think he likes it.

Yarn: 20 skeins of KnitPicks Twirl (10 each in Summer Sky and Earth).

Needles--I mean, Hook: Size L plastic

Finished size: 46" x 56"

Weight (just for kicks): 2 kilos; about 4.5 pounds.

16 comments:

sophanne said...

If the lime green crocheted chevron (2'x3') blanket at my house is any indication, you've just made an heirloom.

Tammy said...

Now you're just showing off! You remodeled his room and finished his blanket this week? Hmph.

Very cute picture though... the blanket looks very snuggly and I agree with Sophanne. It will be around for a long time!

kmkat said...

Awesome. Really awesome. I especially like your border solution -- it looks like a professional design. (Didn't someone apply the term overachiever to you? I think they were correct.)

Viktoria said...

Cute! I like it...

Angelika said...

What a feeling of success and appreciation you must have. It was done in no time and he really loves it. Now on to the next one. I'm sure he is already bugging you.

Kristin said...

Good work! Nice that it is so loved.

Kim said...

Everyone needs a special blanket. Blue Skies is wonderful!

janet said...

I just love Nathan's smile, but I don't think he is really sleeping :)

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

Oooohhhh, pretty! no wonder he likes it! :)

Melissa said...

will you be my mommy?

Patty said...

You are a wonderful mother! Both Blue Skies and the bedroom makeover look fantastic! I am inspired (and in the middle of a huge amount of painting - I hear ya about storage issues when you're redecorating a room. Try two rooms, a hall, a kitchen, etc etc. Sigh).

By the way, you're hysterical. I cracked up several times while reading your November posts (I doesn't give me much reading time these days). I was very sorry to hear about your doggy. How is she doing these days?

Fancy Pants said...

Love the blanket! The edging makes me really happy, for some reason. You made a good choice. I hope you are having a beautiful day!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Yowza, way to go mom!! I love it--but my love of that color combo is well known;)

uberstrickenfrau said...

See, I could be that kind of mom....if my heart wasn't dead and cold..like steel...I think your spoiling your boys letting them sleep in the house in all.Just say'in

Steph B said...

Looks great! And he definitely looks happy with his new blanket. Now I have guilt for never making my kids a blanket....sigh. There goes that Mom of the Year award again. (Kidding!) Wish I could borrow some of your energy and efficiency, that's for sure.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Beautiful blanket. As the weather turns increasingly colder, I want to do a big blanket.

How's the dog? (If you don't mind me asking) Any more seizures? Odd behavior?