A week or so ago my other half told me that one of our close friends is terminally ill. She went into hospital just over a month ago with suspected kidney stones, and has been given a stage 4 diagnosis for the big C. Her eldest daughter has just had a little girl in December and I felt incredibly sad for her family. Our friend has been in a lot of pain and in hospital for most of the time since her granddaughter was born, so I thought I would cheer her up by making my first granny square baby blanket for her to give to her new grandaughter.
I had yarn leftover so I decided to make a granny stripe baby blanket in the same colours for her to keep to one side if her younger daughter ever had a baby, then both daughters would have matching blankets from their Mum.
I think having recently become a mother myself, accompanied by going through having thyroid cancer in 2010, I was especially compelled to do something to help this family through such a devastating event in their lives. I’m really pleased with how the granny square blanket has turned out, and I’m excited to see the finished stripe blanket.
Both blankets are made using Stylecraft Special DK and a 4mm Tulip hook. The colours used are: lemon, white, silver, and sherbet.