Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Wedding Gift

Way, way back in January, my recently wed sister Elizabeth made a request for her wedding gift: an afghan similar to the one my mom made when she was my age. I had until then been planning on making her a quilt, also upon her request, but my talents are better suited to knitting and so an afghan was a better idea.

It took a very long time to knit all 63 squares. Many of them were trudged through miserably, with many groans and wishes of completion. But at long last, a week before the wedding, I finished all of the squares. Well, almost all of them. I was one short. But by then I was so sick of that pattern, I decided to go ahead and piece them together and knit that last square when I came to it.

I wanted to finish the blanket by the wedding, but I don't think that would have been possible. As it was, I finished two weeks after the wedding. But I am still extremely proud of myself.
The day I finished it, I began a new project. Unfortunately I can't post pictures for another four months or so... Spoilers! 


  1. This makes me want to take up knitting. You finally made it Anya!


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