I started this little granny blanket back in January as a birthday gift for my friend, Ms. A, who turned 50. A master knitter and needlepointer, her life is full raising 5 kids ranging in age from 9 - 21 years. She lost her first child tragically, but managed to go on with life and has brought up a beautiful family. She's amazing and I respect and adore her.
So this little lap blanket was a pet project of mine, but I kept getting distracted along the way, starting other projects mostly! Finally finished it this past week.
The humble beginnings back in January.
Continued to grow, using the join-as-you-go method.
72 total squares of Lucy's Summer Garden Granny Square
A 12-row border of granny stitches. I've done this on 3 blankets now. I think I like the way it 'frames' the group of granny squares.
The yarn is Patons Canadiana, 100% acrylic, and so soft to the touch.
The final edging was one row of single crochet followed by a simple picot.
I'm calling it the 'Spring Garden' blanket because it took me all of Spring to make it.
Well folks, thanks for popping by today. I'm off to get the dogs to the groomer, pick up groceries and flowers, and clean house like mad because my Mom is coming to visit! She's a neat-freak so I always feel compelled to have everything in its place when she comes. I don't want to get that 'look' from her...you know the one...where all is said with that dreaded 'look'! I'm forty-something, have a wonderful family and life, and still want my Mom's approval! Hmmm...come to think of it, my kids know that look all too well.
Have a good weekend :-)