Friday, April 25, 2014

Baby Blanket

I finished the baby afghan I was making for my cousin.  It is so soft and such a pretty blue.


I mentioned earlier that there are two places where I didn't QUITE follow the pattern. I will not be pointing these out to her.

I have decided that there is a reason I left them in.  It is not because they were too far back in the afghan to fix.  If I had taken all the knitting out to where the flaws are, I would have just had to start over, and I didn't want to do that.


So, the reason I left them in is so I don't intimidate others with my perfection.  Yes,.  That is the reason.  If I had given a flawless afghan, no one in the family would ever dare to try knitting.  Such perfection would be off putting.


Also, this is a gift for a baby.  No one would want to give a potentially priceless heirloom to a drooling, spilling baby.  They might get something gross on it.  In fact a baby always gets something gross on it.  Whatever it is.


So the flaws were left in on purpose.  Yes, that's it.  In order to make sure this afghan was used as it was intended.  To keep a precious baby warm.



  1. Looks as if it is being enjoyed already.

  2. Yes, if your afghan were perfect, I would be all the more intimidated into making MY next afghan perfect. So I appreciate letting go of perfection! You're doing it for all the imperfect people out there! Yay!

  3. I love your way of thinking! Who in the world would want a PERFECT blanket.

  4. Nothing and no one is ever really perfect but that precious baby looks quite close and sure he will get years of enjiyment and warmth out of the quilt, Rebecca.