Some of you may remember my knitting an afghan for my grandson's wedding . . . about a year ago. . . . from a Pat Ashforth design . . . bemoaning that I had to give this beautiful piece away because I just could not buy a blender for this precious young man and his wife-to-be.
And you might remember that just as I was finishing it I got a phone call that his sister was engaged. Another afghan to knit!
This time I worked up my own design--based on our family's love of the Log Cabin design. For this young woman, softer colours were chosen. And, judging by her reception, they were the right choice.
I wish I had a better photo of it, but I was rushing out the door to a family reunion and the gift's delivery. What I can say is that it is very beautiful but also very traditional. And that it was fun to knit. Hers, which you can see here, is six squares x six squares, but I am about to do a smaller 4 x 4 one for myself: that's how much I loved doing it!
I've added it as a free RAVELRY download: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/let-the-yarn-do-the-work-lot-cabin-afghan. I hope you'll consider making one if you need a wedding gift for a very special person.
By the way, while at the reunion, I stayed at my grandson's place and--of course--looked for the afghan. It was not in the living room as expected! I was so worried that they didn't love (and use) it as much as they said they did and would . . . until I looked in their TV room. And there it was, not neatly folded over the back of the couch but bunched up on the sofa! Clearly much loved and much used, exactly as reported by my grandson and by his sister. (I could kinda tell when she got hers that she was kinda expecting one and very happy to not be disappointed.)
What a lovely thing when you know your gift is appreciated. Not that a blender wouldn't be . . . but still . . .