Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
HOT OFF THE NEEDLES—(many needles) Fifteen friends knit the blocks for this love blanket as a thank you gift for Gloria who invites us to the annual New Harmony knitting retreat. The center block is a mosaic-style design that is a square version of the labyrinth in New Harmony. I set the blocks together and plan to give the blanket to Gloria on Monday at the Dayton Knitting Guild meeting.
This is similar to knitting a prayer shawl. My mother knit small blankets for people and called them Love Blankets. Thanks to all who helped.
Gloria was delighted with the love blanket. I wish the knitters would have been there to see her face. If Allen sends me the photo he took, I’ll post it.
I still have two love blankets from Grandma. They are a little worse for wear. I always felt a little special that I recieved two. I don’t know if any of the other grandkids got two. It might be that I was the only grandson.
My sister Ellen knit a beautiful blanket for my son and he uses it every night. It is to the point now that he needs it pulled up on him to go to sleep. Oh Ellen if you read this can I just wash it and hang dry? Or are there more special instructions? I know it is made of cotton.
Marilyn Buster said:
Thanks for the idea.
Thanks for all the pattern work
Thanks for getting the yarn
Thanks for getting us all started
Thanks for all the work to put it together
And thanks for the delivery.
It is georgeous!!!. I give first place to the center square. And then of course mine come in next, ( If I could tell which ones I did). Get the kleenex ready.
Very nice looking!
That is one beautiful Love Blanket! Brava and/or Bravo (in case you have dudes onboard :^) to the knitters who contributed squares. Very Well Done!
(what a fabulous chair!)