Big news in baby-land: close friends who have been struggling for years with starting a family finally “matched,” and now they’ve got a baby to adopt. The pictures of the little guy are so cute and this couple has gone through so much time and trouble and tragedy . . . there is always a chance that some bureaucratic snafu will hold things up, but in the meantime . . . time to start planning some knitting!
Because starting a family has been such a long road for these two, I want to give them a handmade gift that really reflects the depth and intensity of what they’ve been through. I’m thinking blanket. A complex blanket, perhaps an aran piece, (I’m not as interested in color-work or lace) worked from a substantial, heirloom quality yarn. I’d love to be able to incorporate some kind of theme of three . . . maybe a 3-strand braided cable or intertwining trees.
I’ve been browsing Ravelry like crazy and I’m going to be brainstorming all weekend but I’d love suggestions about yarn or pattern . . . especially since this baby is fixing to arrive in three months instead of the usual nine!