Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A UFO becomes a WIP - Knitting Mom's Lap Blanket

Many, many years ago, my mom purchased a yarn kit from Family Circle magazine to make a lap/baby blanket.

The colors are just beautiful - soft, powder blue and lavender.  Since mom can't knit any longer due to arthritis, I decided to make it for her.

I have finally gotten the hang of knitting with these circular knitting needles!! (I only learned how to knit a year ago!)  I have more than once kept on knitting and made a complete circle!  Duh!  I'm embarrassed to say that I have had to pull this thing out more than I care to tell you!  Oh!  And did I mention that the yarn is actually FIVE different colors knitted as ONE???? - Every once in a while when I'm knitting along at a smooth pace, I look down and somehow have forgotten one of the strands and have had to pull out a part of a row and pick it back up - ugh!

Anyway, its coming along and soon it will be done.  I hope mom will enjoy using it while sitting in the afternoons and reading.
It was a sunny day here in southern Del.  Pretty soon spring will be here - can't wait!
So glad you stopped by to see my latest Wednesday Work in Progress.  I'm joining Esther over here for WOW WIPS on Wednesday - why don't you click on over and check out what she's up to lately - this is one very talented quilter!!!  There are quite a few other women linking up on Esther's page who are making some very pretty things.

Many blessings,

Pat

7 comments:

Glenda said...

lovely blog; it left me feeling contented. Your mum will love it as every stitch is for her with love. Cheers Glenda

Corina said...

What a nice place to sit you show us! The blanket is beautiful.

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
You mom is going to just love it.
Beautiful!
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Sandy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! FIVE ?!! yarns?? I can't knit, but I do know if the pattern said 5 yarns I'd say,"I'm outta here!" lol! I love those two red chairs!!!!
Thanks for stopping by & saying hi at my spot!! :o)
God bless!!

BeautifulDees said...

Beautiful lap quilt...I need to try knitting...I have only croched. Thank you for your sweet comment's on my blog.
Have a great day.
Love,Debbie:)

BeautifulDees said...

Love your post. Thank you for dropping by my blog, I love new follower's and comment's.
Love,Debbie:)

Southern Gal said...

So sweet of you to finish this for your mom. Lovely.

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