I was updating my ravelry projects last night and realized I never blogged about one of my biggest projects: my parents’ afghan! It’s a pattern from Stitch ‘N Bitch called the Big Bad Baby Blanket, except mine is twice as big.

mom and dad blanket

This was another project that took a long time to complete, but not as long as M’s blanket! I’ve decided that any future blankets have to be knit in pieces and seamed up at the end. Once I get half way through them, they are just too big to take to knitting group, the car, the coffee shop, etc. When my knitting isn’t portable, it winds up in a bag in the closet.

mom and dad blanket

I used Mission Falls wool and loved how it knit up. It’s very soft and washed great. I got unlucky with knots, though, but I guess if you go through 32 balls of yarn, you’re bound to encounter some knots, right?

mom and dad blanket

I’ve been squirreling away skeins of Manos del Uruguay wool for a blanket for me. I’m not ready to start another blanket yet, but I’m considering Mitered Squares or Lizard Ridge. Any other suggestions for me?


5 Responses to big bad parent blanket

  1. Wendy says:

    What a fabulous afghan! . . .and how cute are your parents? I love it!

  2. Christy says:

    I don’t know about mitered squares but Lizard Ridge is a great project because the squares are so much fun to make. I can only imagine mitered squares is the same way. Either way, you win!

  3. Liz says:

    Are you squirreling away particular colors of Manos? I’ve got a couple of oddball skeins from some projects if you are interested in any color. I’m trying to think if any would be “earth” colors that you prefer.

  4. Cioci Ingrid says:

    What a charming couple! The blanket is just perfect for two.

  5. Mary Kay says:

    Love the afghan and the photo of your mom and dad is precious. Great alternative to a Snuggie!!!