It’s hard for me to believe my third is turning 3. I’ve been racing to finish this afghan for my wee one, I want her to have it for her birthday. It’s a garter stitch cotton with no pattern but my own. She really loves her afghans, but all of the ones she received as a baby are acrylic, she loves them so much she refuses to give them up during summer – I have had to peel them off her on hot summer nights to find her puddled in sweat! Hence, the cotton. I had been hunting for the perfect yarn and found this yarn in a vibrant range of colors for a great deal at my LYS.
It’s nearly complete, a few more rows, weaving in the ends (there are quite a few, I like to stripe) and a good washing. Last night I as I was thinking about how long I’ve been working on the blanket, I think I’ve taken it just about everywhere over the summer, soccer practice & games, work, picnics, vacation, playground, and beach. The wee one asks every other day for me to size it on her (who knew afghans needed to be sized properly?). We hold it up and give it an appraisal, I know she’s gonna love it more when it’s finally off the needles.