Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blown Away

Today at the Sit n' Knit Sock Exchange party I was the recipient of a wonderful surprise!

My knitting buddies had secretly knit a blanket for Anastasia. I am simply blown away.

It was a lot of work to put this together! Turns out they had started this project in the fall and had been secretly meeting. They even referred to themselves as "The Blanketeers".

I was honestly moved to tears.

Thank you so much! I think this is one of the coolest blankets ever!

(Most of them anyway, a few participants are missing from this photo.)


Blogger Harlem Purl said...

I love how the blanket came out and I wish I could have participated. Now we can all erase curlicue from our memories as if it never happened.

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Knittypants said...

Beautiful, what a lovely gift.

11:17 PM  
Blogger mle said...

Wow, it's so beautiful! What an awesome knitting group you have!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

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2:53 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

What a lovely surprise! You have a great bunch of knitting buddies.

2:55 AM  
Blogger Hilde C. said...

What a lovely blanket - this really must be a great group :-)

5:30 AM  
Blogger Knitwize said...

How sweet is that! You have one lucky kid, with all these people to knit for her. I'm sure she'll treasure it.

8:24 AM  
Blogger knitting harvest said...

Gorgeous! Would they be willing to share where they got the pattern or how they did the edging? I think it's the most lovely blanket for a newborn. What a great heirloom.

9:09 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

awesome blanket!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Oh, Anne-Marie, how lovely! How lucky you are to have such kind IRL knitting friends.

9:40 AM  
Blogger hakucho said...

Your blanket is beautiful!! I'm sure it will become a favorite heirloom in your family :) It's so very impressive and a very thoughtful gift from your wonderful knitting friends!!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

The Sit 'n' Knit group is something else, I must say. How wonderful!!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Knitting Ewe said...

So glad you like it! It was so much fun actually being able to surprise you, Gotcha!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

very cute alphabet blocks blanket!

12:38 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

That is *so cool*. How sweet of them, I know you will treasure it forever.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Wen said...

Hooray, what a treasure!

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Wish I could have been able to participate. It really did come out great. Congrats!

5:41 AM  
Blogger lobstah said...

What an adorable pattern they chose! And a wonderful surprise!

7:47 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

What a wonderful gift! That blanket is truly amazing.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Marley said...

I'm bummed I couldn't make it Saturday to present the blanket and meet Anastasia. Here's where we got the pattern-they're alphabet washcloths that we knit together into a blanket. Be warned, not all the washcloths are made with the same number of stitches so putting it together was a challenge. Also, I improved on the Z because the instructions weren't great...and I expect other knitters improved on their letters as well because we're super like that.
So glad you and baby like it! I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

12:33 PM  

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