Tuesday, October 14, 2008
finishing mum's work #3
Mum was making this throw rug for herself to use on cool evenings, as she sat by the fire. Actually, she was more likely to be found lying by the fire. Stretched out across the floor, just like a cat... which I always found to be a little bit ironic, since she was really not a fan of felines.
Colour choices were always a big deal to Mum. Things had to match in just the right way. So when we went shopping for the yarn, she took along a cushion from the lounge room - so that the colours could be matched perfectly!
Of course, she chose alpaca. Light weight, yet incredibly warm...
The blanket is a patchwork style with very simple garter stitch squares. Mum had finished knitting all of the squares and most of them had been sewn together. There was just one row left for me to attach. I also added a crochet border around the outside, which needed a little bit of stability as the squares were a tad stretchy.
So here it is, all finished.
I have passed it on to Dad, and it now has pride of place in the lounge room it was intended for. And I know that on the cooler evenings, he will be able to snuggle under it and think of Mum.