I love giving knitted projects as gifts – especially for a new baby. It isn’t just that I love knitting (which I do!) or that I love babies (which I do!)- it is that when I work on a knitted project for a baby I spend a lot of time thinking about that baby.
As I knit the blocks that will make up my niece’s baby blanket, I imagine her building sand castles on the beach with my daughters and having sleepover parties where they are giggling and cozy with their blankies.
Ah, before that beautiful picture becomes a reality my niece will need to be a little older than her mere one month and my knitting will need to get done.
As usual for me, I have trouble envisioning how the first few stitches of a project...
will become a blanket.
But as I keep knitting and the individual squares begin to form
And they even match up where they are supposed to match up:
I’m beginning to get a better picture in my head. And it is a pretty picture - except for all the ends that are going to need to be sewn in – there should be a finishing fairy to come take care of that for me :)