I knitted our parents blankets. I have been working on these blankets for more than a year, and I was thrilled when I finished them (granted that only happened 6 days ago). Three blankets was a little bit too much to put on my plate, but they are done- and BEAUTIFUL (if I do say so myself...lol).
Here's the blanket I made for my parents. This is it over my bed, so it was a pretty big blanket.
I made the blanket in three different strips and then stitched them all together.
The first stitch was the easier with slip stitches pulled over, the second a cable (I taught myself cabling with the help of youtube), and then another fancy stitch (I can't remember what it's called since I made these strips over a year ago...).
my parents were married 30 years ago, someone made them a cream blanket that they still have today. I thought it was appropriate to make them one for the start of my marriage too!
Blanket for Austin's mom:
This blanket was done in a different orientation. I cast on hundreds of stitches, so when the blanket was done, the strips were vertical instead of the traditional horizontal stripe.
Blanket for Austin's dad:
I did Austin's dad blanket in a modified rib in the manly colors of tan and brown :)
I hope that our parents really appreciate the gifts since there were made with lots of love!
DID I MENTION TODAY IS MY WEDDING DAY?!?!?!