Keeping Promises

It’s dangerous to knit for others, because not every non-knitter appreciates what goes into a hand-knitted item.  I only knit for close loved ones, and usually not by request – I decide to knit someone a hat/scarf/sweater, pick appropriate yarn and pattern, and go to town. I figure the person will appreciate the effort I made for them if they are so close, and I won’t be stuck knitting something I don’t want to knit and turning my hobby into an obligation.

Last year, though, my mom requested that I knit a blanket.  How can I say no to the woman who not only gave birth to me, but also proudly wore my first crocheted hat to work for an entire winter?

So I showed her some patterns on Ravelry and took her to the craft store to pick some yarn. She picked Alexi Throw as the pattern and we picked up some acrylic yarn at one of the local craft stores.

I made decent progress for a couple months when I was marginally employed and single, but then life happened and I didn’t pick it up for months.

This week the guilt finally got to me and I put all other knitting projects away.  Looking at my Rav page I realized that it’s been fourteen months since I started this damn thing. It’s about time to make good on the promise I made.

Here’s my progress so far:

Alexi Blanket for Mom

I got a good inch in during our quasi-weekly Dungeons and Dragons session today. Multitasking recreational activities – yes I am a product of the 21st century!

As an aside, reviving the blogging habit is a promise I made to myself awhile back, I’ve been sitting on this wordpress account for weeks and finally forced myself to post.  I am going to try to blog frequently for the next month or so to form the habit.


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  1. Pingback: FO – Green Monster Blanket | Peach Blossom Knits

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