I wrote earlier about knitting a blanket for the Welcome Blanket project and am happy to report that both my younger daughter and I have completed a blanket for immigrants.
My daughter is a talented and experienced knitter who made a gorgeous blanket which really says, “Welcome”.
She used the pattern from this link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ondas
I made a very simple blanket which is garter stitch on half and a Fair Isle sampler on the other half. I used this pattern:
I didn’t keep a close enough eye on the gauge for the Fair Isle portion, so the very last corner was not quite correct. I asked my older daughter to crochet a large flower to sew on the less-than-perfect corner and considered it a design element.
These two blankets are in the mail for distribution to needy immigrant families. We were asked to include a note and this is what I sent.
I’m 84 years old and live in Ohio, USA. I was so happy to be able to knit this blanket for you in honor of all of my ancestors who came to America in the 1700-1800s from England, Holland, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. This is a picture of my great-grandfather whose family immigrated from England …