Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Surprise Knit ~ A Wedding Gift ~ Yarn Along ~ {Our Time on PEI}

For months,
from Lent 2014-August 8, 2014 
I worked on this lap blanket.
I thought so much of how
each piece was knit and then sewn together,
just like when we get married and lots of 
things are knit together ~ families joined, friends, 
a new home created, a kitchen, a life.

Not all pieces are equal,
but they are all needed, and all gathered up
with 4 other corners and sewn together,
ends woven into each other,
colours merging. 

I used this yarn: Vintage Chunky by Berroco.
I love these yarns.
The blanket has a good weight to it,
perfect for cold Canada winters in 
the East of Canada.

Two shades of red, a blue/green called 'Tide Pool'
and a lovely rich grey.

I prayed and thought of my friend in those 
months leading up to her wedding.
I remember going to presanctified liturgies on
Wednesdays during Lent,
knitting her blanket squares to and from church.
I was working on this blanket at the same time
and as her wedding approached,
I spent more and more time on it.
The three sides are pretty much done evenly,
the last side has a bit of a slant to it,
as I did not have time to make up squares to even it out.
But I know that is Okay!
It's kind of like life, we don't always have time
to get everything perfectly in line or even.
But the gift is complete.
It has four colours that are 'her colours' and 
it is warm in look and in actuality.
So dear friend who reads this blog and is 
now a newlywed:
Enjoy your time.
Enjoy the warmth of the blanket come winter,
Always remember that your friends love you and
that God will always cover you with His love.
I am thinking of you one day I hope reading
one of your Elizabeth Goudge novels while
the blanket is keeping you warm on a 
cold winter's day.
In this regard,
I am reading two Elizabeth Goudge novels:
What are you reading and creating?
Do yarn along with us!


Paula said...

Looks good! I'm sure it will be treasured for the love it contains.

October Rose said...


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

A gift knitted with such love and prayer will be a cherished blessing indeed!

Lisa said...

Oh, City of Bells, City of Bells! Ah.
Anyway, the blanket is just as you described and the whole post is lovely. Many blessings to your friend, the newlywed.

mamasmercantile said...

Made with beautiful yarn and filled with a love, the perfect gift. A beautiful post.

karen said...

I love your blanket and the thoughts your thought while stitching it up. Your friend is lucky to receive a lovely caring gift :)

Mistea said...

These colours make the blanket look warm and homely. The story of love for your friend is perfect for this generous gift.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Such a nice blanket!!!! I'm sure your friend will love it and feel loved that you spent so much time making it for her. I need to get beyond the books I'm reading and into Elizabeth Goudge. :)