Round about a month ago - maybe you remember? - I cracked. I couldn't go on. The Granny Squares were getting to me and I'd reached a low crochet moment, wrapped up amongst all that red and cream and endless finishing off and starting again. As a remedy there was, I decided, only one way to go. Large. One large Granny Square. One blanket. Many, many rounds of simple, satisfying, fast hooking, without any fiddle. I'd make a blanket for Little E.
And now it's finished:
When I posted that I'd made a start, someone called it an "under the stars" blanket. Isn't that perfect? I'd like to think that Little E might indeed drag it outside and lie on his back in the grass and look at the sky. I hope he likes it. I did think carefully about choices for a boy:
Not too big, not too small. He needs to be able to haul it about for adventures, maybe pack it in a bag. But it needs to be big enough to keep a growing boy warm for years to come.
Not too bright, not too dull. Grey and blue for his bedroom. But bright green and red for his personality.
And, above all, not a blanket for girls. That meant no pompom edging (one of these days I'll get to try it!). Instead, something simple
All worked in Stylecraft Special DK in Grey, Silver, Denim, Lime, Matador, Midnight and Graphite.
An under the stars blanket, for a boy who is under the weather just at the minute. Get Well Soon, Little E! We don't want you sick when you turn six.
ps: I finished this while watching Tiny House Nation last night. Tiny Houses! I want one!