I’ve been tidying up with the girl and we came across this blanket. I knitted it while I was pregnant; it took a long time to make but then let’s face it, so does growing a baby!
I’d had 2 miscarriages and spent most of my pregnancy fearful and anxious that it might happen again. Knitting this was a leap of faith, that my little bean would grow strong and be make it to term. The knitting also helped calm me.
I had no idea how big the blanket would be. I cast on 250 stitches and made a start; and then I just kept going. Each row took 10 minutes to knit… I didn’t care. Each stitch was an affirmation that all would be well. Each stitch is imbued with love and hope. And I am very lucky, I don’t know how I’d have coped if my worst fears had been confirmed.
And now I have a 6 year old, I’m so very very lucky. She loves the blanket, it’s huge… she’s currently wearing it as a cape…. little blue riding hood ❤️