Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Mama made Monday - my first knitting project.

(Yes, I know it's Tuesday.)
This is a lovely idea started by Talie on her blog "Being Me." The idea is to share things you have made for your children - feel free to join in!

So this is the first thing I ever finished knitting!
I learnt to knit as a child, producing an ongoing scarf of odd bits of wool.
When I was a bit older I remember starting a tea cosy. And maybe a cardigan.. But I never finished anything.

So, pregnant and bored I decided to try again.
I started with a pattern for an intarsia blanket which I quickly abandoned in favour of knitting the humble square. Okay, so the stitching together isn't that neat, but it works as a blanket.
Still pregnant and still bored, I decided to knit a back piece to cover up the untidy stitching, and I finished that too. Which, to be honest, made a rather warm pram blanket for a June baby.

It didn't get an awful lot of use, but now it sits on Poppy's bed engulfed by soft toys. And reminds me that it is possible to finish something!


  1. That's a very pretty blanket. I started knitting a patchwork blanket when I was bored and pregnant, but never got beyond about nine squares before I gave up. I keep meaning to add a few more so the girls can use it for their dolls.

    I recognise two of the cuddly toys in your photo as little DD has the same ones on her bed!

  2. I love it. The colours are really pretty.
    Wish I'd learnt to knit before I'd finished having my babies! I also recognise two of the toys ;-)
    Have added your blog to the Mama Made list :-)


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