Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A New Tradition

Somewhere in the last few years I stumbled across someone who had Christmas Quilts.  The quilts came out on December 1st and graced the beds only in December.  What fun!  I thought knitting a blanket would be faster than quilting, so I began last September (2010) on this blanket.  It is wide enough to cover our couch end to end - that's about seven feet, so all my boys can snuggle under it while watching a Christmas movie.  It is about four and a half feet long.  It took me a year!  I would have liked it to be a little more square but after a year, I just wanted to be done.  We got the blanket out sometime around Thanksgiving and it has definitely gotten some snuggling but I think I've used it the most! 

5197 Christmas blanket folded up

If you are curious about the details you can find more information on my Ravelry project page, including how many skeins (14) it took.


Thimbleanna said...

Fourteen skeins! Holy Schamoly! That's a lot of knitting. It looks beautiful though -- what a great idea!

Stephanie D. said...

Bet that thing's heavy with 14 skeins of yarn! And snuggly.

Every year I decide I'm going to make us a couple of Christmas sofa quilts, but I haven't done it yet. Maybe 2012 will be the year.


StarSpry said...

This is a great tradition to start! Your blanket turned out great and I bet it is wonderful to snuggle up with :)