We went to see some friends a couple of weekends ago. They have a new house. We wanted to give them something special, for their new home, something warm. You know, as a house-warming present.
So I made this blanket for them.
I love using recycled sweaters as something pretty and useful. I could have my house wall papered in these… I think my family just looks at me, when I either bring more sweaters to felt and re-use, and when I make one more blanket… really! Who needs so many blankets for each room!
And actually because they bought a bigger house, so they can have their college age daughters live in the downstairs, on a separate unit, I had to make two blankets. Right? Everybody needs a new blanket!
One for each home is what’s needed. This blanket, I’ve been knitting for few years. Three or four years maybe. I was using all my left over wool from passed projects. It was so much fun to search and find something to add. Find another piece and knit. Not much planning, I love it that way sometimes. Perfect for my social knitting, when I don’t have to pay attention to what I’m knitting, so I can also talk and pay attention to them. Just fun knitting. All knit, no purl, just change color when the ball of yarn is done. I loved making it!
And some of the yarn I used was yarn I had spun… one of my first ones from many years ago… actually before having kids!
I had a lot of fun. I think they were really happy to get them too. We miss our friends, now being further away from us, but they have a little something from our home to theirs that will keep them warm. Happy House Warming, or maybe Happy Lap Warming!