My friend has just had a baby.
Now this is a beautiful and joyous thing – so much so I promised to knit a blanket – you know – something they could use forever and would be really special. Yeah right.
That was six months. I have essentially spent this time looking at millions of patterns and suffering from knitters block.
I looked at this
This was in contention for a while
I also decided to knit it in purple acrylic. That’s right ACRYLIC. I think I may have been drinking at this point. It made total sense, it would be pretty much indestructible and I could knit it in purple.
One petal in I realised that this was the ugliest thing I had ever knit. I contemplated keeping going – after all it might look better if there was more of it (yes because a big pile of crap always looks better than a small pile of crap). But eventually I just left it in a discarded heap and glowered at it from across the room.
Said child has now been born. I haven’t got a blanket to give her. So in desperation I have started to knit this.
In proper wool. It says ‘baby’ on the label however, so hopefully it will be vomit proof.
Only one problem.
So far it just looks like a scarf.