I make ugly blankets. It is my thing.
It all started after my mother became seriously ill, and I was visiting her often in the hospital. The visits were often made when she was unconcious, and there was little to do but stare at her still form. I couldn’t read, my mind wasn’t in the right place for that, so I started knitting. I took some of Mom’s leftover wool and knitted a large scarf. It was epic in length. I then knit another one, and came to the idea that it was a blanket in the making. I sewed the two pieces together. Hideously ugly, but it was suited to my mood at the time. I ran out of wool, so I headed to the local Woolco, and bought bright and non-matching balls of wool and continued the effort. By the time Mom was out of the hospital and at home, I had a huge, ugly blanket.
Now really it is so ugly it is beautiful, and Lord is the thing warm.
This began a wave of ugly blankets. People like them. People ask for them! I give them to family and friends. I think that I have now made over 15 blankets.
I just finished an ugly blanket for friends who are about to have a baby- its a baby ugly blanket. Because I used baby wools and baby colours it is not so ugly, but it follows the rules I have set down for the blankets. It is a simple knit, with different balls of wool knit one after the other.
Now I am doing a larger ugly blanket. My friend I asked me to knit one for her goddaughter- who loves I’s blanket. She went out to the stores and bought some of the most amazingly ugly wool I have ever seen! So now I am knitting it. I will update the blog periodically with its progress.