This blanket was meant to be a gift. I haven’t told anybody who for, so nobody is expecting it and so won’t be disappointed at not receiving it. The more I worked on it, the more I fell in love with it and was finding it really hard to think about giving it away. The main reason I am keeping this blanket though is because my son has already claimed it as his own. I can’t even spread it out on the floor to take a photo of it (81 stripes and counting … four more to go, not 13 as I had done more than I thought, hurrah!) without him stealing it for his bed nest. Piling up all of the blankets, cushions and pillows onto his new bed is his favourite thing. And as it’s my house, there are a lot of blankets and cushions here! So nice to see them being used. Anyway I digress. This blanket is now for him, no question about it. Every time I try to work on it, he just tries to take it! I had to smuggle it out of his bedroom at naptime so that I can work on it. I’m glad he loves it, it’s rather special making something for my own child. And I haven’t kept anything I’ve made since his Granny Square blanket so I think it’s fair really.
Four colours to go! I think I’m going to do: Magenta, Shrimp, Saffron and Pomegranate to end it on a warm, pinky note and then I think I’ll do the first border round using Aspen. Aspen and Fondant have featured quite a lot actually, I’ve done 9 stripes of Fondant (the sugary pink) and that’s not usually a colour I go for. Definitely fewer blues than I normally use but I really like it.