I haven't posted anywhere else yet... this is the "first look" at something you've seen nearly every step of the way. Haha.
I FINISHED THE SAFE AT HOME BLANKET FOR DAVY!!
Rusty's so cute, offering to take my photo with the blanket a few times as the end drew near, so I took him up again for a "first look." I have something else in mind for the official FO images & post, though, so stay tuned. And, YES, if you're looking closely... those are SNOWFLAKES!
I'd shared a photo on FB on Saturday night, four corners & two sides done, with a hopeful prediction that I'd be finished by "the end of the football game tomorrow," which, to anyone who knows me, knows that meant "the Packer game."
I didn't actually say which football game, though! Ha. I was so close by the time the Packers logged their win... then the network went immediately to the end of the Detroit game and, lo, I wove in the last of the border ends just as they won with an extra point at the buzzer! Anyone who knows football knows that I'm not naturally a Detroit fan, but I could only be happy for everyone at that very moment.
There's a photo of the back... I think I've woven in & trimmed all the ends! I knit the border in sections -- four mitered corners (along four blocks each), and then each of the four sides, sewing up tiny little seams as I finished.
It was such a fun project, not only because it's for my grandson! I don't think I'll be knitting another blanket in this pattern... but I will be knitting this pattern again (if only because the "audition" project is still unfinished)!
Thanks for coming along for the ride, folks. I've appreciated every nod of approval and/or awe (or was that "are you nuts?") along the way!