I started this baby blanket in the Maternity Ward after delivering my second child, yes 16 years ago. Its was a great "little" (em, yes little) project that I thought would nt take long to knit. Emmmmm....well I didn't count on the fact that I would have two children under 2 years of age and I wouldn't have any time to sleep let alone knit.
I worked on the blanket on and mostly off for many years and then packed it away in a little plastic shoe box where it sat, luckily away from moths quite safely. Until a found it again I am still trying to finish the lace border.
It is a very rewarding knit and I really do enjoy it, but maybe in some ways, (I think subconciously) finishing it would be a final reality check that my babies are growing into adults....so I am still working on the blanket......I promised my 16 year old the Blanket that I would give it to her when she leaves for college.
Pattern; Mrs Mc Hugh's Blanket by Louisa Harding, published in Rowan Tadpoles & Tiddlers. 4ply yarn