A good friend of mine recently asked me to knit her 2 year old son a blanket. When she was pregnant with him, I made him a blanket using the Pine Forest baby blanket pattern by Ingrid Aartun Boe.
I’ve made this blanket for several different babies now, and there is something about this pattern/yarn combination (Caron Simply Soft) that makes it every baby’s favorite blanket- it is super soft, squishy and warm. Not to mention machine washable, which makes it a favorite of all the moms!
Anyway- my friend asked me to make her son another blanket, because he loves his so much that she can’t even get him to part with it to wash it. I was happy to oblige. I haven’t knit anything since making B’s chevron blanket and I’ve been itching to get back into knitting!
I decided to go with the same pattern that I used last time. My friend picked out a really lovely blue color. I think it turned out really nicely:
I have realized that I’m much slower at knitting than I used to be. It took me a solid month of knitting to get this completed. The funny thing is, I read the pattern and saw “repeat the pattern 15 times” and thought to myself “this will be done in no time!” Until I looked again and realized it said 15 times ACROSS. 53 times total. Whoops. I picked up the pace after that.
I hope her son loves it as much as his other one- and I’m actually planning on casting on for another project soon. I am so happy to get back to some crafting!
What have you crafted recently?