Here’s a nice picture of Freddie’s blanket. I made it big enough for him to sleep under as he grew – but he never did. But it has been such a comfort blanket – for me.
I read the other day that an average pair of knitted socks has 34,000 stitches. I think this had around 50,000. Seems amazing at all I could ever do for him amounted to not much more than 3 socks.
Josie asked for a similar blanket while I was pregnant, for her doll. I made it afterwards, as she was still determined to have it, using cast off squares that I knitted for Freddie before I changed wool types. Then added pinks and greens to match her favourite dolly. I knitted most of it in Devon and it was surprisingly healing. That holiday seems a million years away now.
And now it’s time to move on – try as I might, I can’t quite make it past blankets. So here’s the stash for one for our bed, in the style of Freddie’s one but hopefully with a few twists.
I reckon it will take me two years.
A lot may go right or wrong in two years.