This summer, my Dear Friends MA and JH taught me how to knit. Knitting is awesome. It is calming and productive and other nice things.
I’m a slow learner, but after a few scarves I felt brave enough to try a baby blanket for my Dear Friend HH, who is expecting a small person in December. The way I figured it, no matter how humble the effort, at least it would be machine washable. The blanket was delivered yesterday, so it’s no longer a surprise and is safe to post about.
Because the baby may be a boy or a girl, I went with a gender-neutral color, which just happens to be the color of my childhood (and adolescent, let’s not kid) security blanket, Bessie.
So off I went, with no pattern in mind (I still don’t understand how to read those things). I ended up making 16 squares of (roughly) the same size, and then sewing them all together using the long ends. Here’s what it looks like:
Here’s a close up of the right side:
And here, for LW, is a picture of the wrong side, and one of the several sewing stitches I used to put it all together.
I may have oversewn, because I am Terribly Afraid of Unraveling.