Feather and Fan Blanket… Completed!

Another knitting project… DONE!

Years ago, my mom made two very lovely feather and fan blankets for my older girls — deep purples and jewel tones for Lakin, bright rainbow colors for Addah. The blankets are made from Sugar and Cream cotton in the “feather and fan” stitch, so they are light and airy, while still warm and cozy. The blankets have been washed a million times and still look as good as new.

Feather and Fan Knit Blanket
I decided to make a feather and fan blanket from the same pattern and yarn. I started this project on March 2, 2008, intending to give it to a friend who was due to have a baby in April 2008.
Obviously, that didn’t happen.
Feather and Fan Knit Blanket

When I found out my sister was due with her first baby in September 2009, I thought, “ohhh, I’ll finish that pretty pastel blanket for this baby!”

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Feather and Fan Knit Blanket

Fast forward to when my sister was due with her second baby in June 2010… and I said to my husband, “I’ll finally finish that pastel blanket for this baby. It’s about time, don’t you think?”

And yeah, that didn’t happen either.

Feather and Fan Knit Blanket

I had the same “yeah… blanket!” thoughts when my sister-in-law and brother were pregnant with their first, when my cousin got pregnant and when we were pregnant with Clara, but we were moving to Texas and back, and living in a hotel, and besides, I had other blankets in mind for our baby.

This pastel blanket and the unused balls of yarn just sat, forgotten, in a bag in our storage unit, for the majority of the time since it was begun. Poor things.

Feather and Fan Knit Blanket

Finally, 4 years, 8 months and 26 days after this pretty little blanket was begun (with the best of intentions), it is finished! It’s very soft, especially after a quick wash and tumble dry to remove four and a half years of storage unit dust, and is currently residing on the couch.

All those lofty ideas over the years about who I might gift the blanket to… and in the end, I’ve decided to give it to myself. After all, I get cold when I’m watching television and blogging at night.

Feather and Fan Knit Blanket
Pattern: Feather & Fan Blanket (easy & fun pattern, I’ll happily type it up if anyone’s
Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream 100% Cotton in Pastel Rainbow
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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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