baby, Family, Knitting

Almost Finished…!

First of all, I want to wish each of you a very Happy I LOVE YARN DAY!!

I’m going to celebrate by spending the whole afternoon – the ENTIRE afternoon, folks! – knitting and organizing my yarn stash! Are you doing something fun today?

So, what am I knitting? I’m working on this Striped Chevron Baby Blanket (by Jess DoomCrafter) for my little niece-on-the-way…

It’s had to stay on the down-low for the last while because it was a surprise!

Though it’s definitely been growing steadily, it wasn’t quite finished in time for sister Hannah’s second baby shower last weekend…

I really wanted to have it all finished and ready in time, but life happened and it just didn’t work out that way.

So I wrapped it up, multiple balls of yarn, needles, and all, in a cute gift bag, and gave it to her “almost finished” as it was.

She loved it! And she didn’t mind at all that it wasn’t quite finished or that I had to take it back temporarily in order to finish it. (Sister Hannah is a fabulous human being who deserves lovely warm hand knits forever!)

I’m really close to finishing the blanket now – I just have a couple more rows of yellow before I can start the final long gray section; and then the garter stitch border! It’ll be finished in time to help keep Little Niece warm when she arrives! And that makes me really happy!

Have you ever had to give someone their hand knit gift before it was quite finished? How did it go? How did you feel about it?

10 thoughts on “Almost Finished…!”

  1. It is so pretty. I love the colours you choose for it. Absolutely stunning.
    I have a blanket on the needles, but at the moment it is not getting attention. It has been a few months now, but I will eventually again get around to it. 🙂
    You knit much faster than me, that is for certain.
    Have fun, I look forward to seeing your blanket when its done.

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    1. Thank you!! I really like those colors too! ☺️ Blankets can take quite a while to finish, so I’m glad you’re giving yourself a break when you need it! Because knitting should be fun, right?!
      I’d love to see your blanket whenever you’re ready to share!! ☺️

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      1. 🙂 I have a pattern. I may modify it slightly to add a bit of width to the blanket in the end.
        Thank you for the encouragement. It will really help towards getting it done, it is a lot bigger than my usual knits. 🙂


  2. It’s fun to see what you’re doing and you shared a practical idea for me of presenting an unfinished gift. That solved a conundrum for me!

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