Mitered Square Knit Blanket… Completed!

I finished a mitered square knit blanket today!

Rainbow Mitered Square Knit Blanket

If you read my knitting post from earlier in the week, you’ll know that I rarely take on large knitting projects, and that when I do, they take me forever for me to finish.

According to this blanket’s entry on Ravelry.com, I started this particular knitting project in September 2007. That’s quite a long time ago, indeed.

This blanket is made up of 9 squares, each comprised of 4 smaller mitered squares. I had finished all of the knitting by February 2008, and started the sewing together of the squares right away, but quit within a month or so. Only 4 squares were put together. And so it sat, for 54 long months, in a bag tucked away in various storage units.

Rainbow Mitered Square Knit Blanket

I found it a couple of months ago, when we moved into the new apartment, and left it sitting on my desk so that I would remember to finish it.

Three days ago, deep in the mire of NaNoWriMo, I carried it out to my chair in the living room and set to work sewing it together. Today, it is finished!

I may go back and add a border at some point, but for now it is a functional blanket and quite beautiful, I think. Addah is quite taken with it and has been wearing it as a superhero cape for most of the afternoon.

Only took 5 years and 2 months!

Rainbow Mitered Square Knit Blanket
At some point I will embroider our initials into the black square…

Pattern: Mitered Square Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream 100% Cotton
Needles: size 7 Addi Turbos

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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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  • Aprille

    that’s a really long time to work on a project. congratulations on your persistence!!!

  • Shaylin Surratt

    Oh, that’s really pretty! I love it!

  • JanineHuldie

    Beautiful and congrats on completing it 🙂

  • Thank you, Shaylin! 😀

  • Thanks Janine!

  • Thanks Aprille!

  • Cyndi

    Beautiful! I’m like that with knitting projects. I have a blanket I started two summers ago. Maybe I’ll finish. 🙂

  • That’s awesome! I quilt but no knitting:) it’s hard!

  • jeez… possessed of patience, much? Look quite nap-friendly.

  • That is impressive on so many levels. Your persistence, skill, not to mention creativity…amazing!

  • Thanks Julie! I’m so proud of it!

  • I have SO much more patience with knitting than with other human beings! Oh and yes, it is VERY nap friendly! 😀

  • I am in awe of quilters… that seems like so much little tiny handwork! The only quilt I ever made was a little one, about 18″ square, that my mama helped me sew together for my dolls when I was about 8.

  • Thank you! You should finish your blanket! It’s such a satisfying feeling to complete a project that was long ago started!