Friday July 12th 2013, 5:23 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Knitting a Gift,Life

You’ve seen the first picture, right? What you can’t see on that first one is a whole bunch of other loops besides the ones that show there, pulled way, way out.

Sometimes when you have to go to the blankie hospital, you have to get stitches.


I spent several hours again on the thing today, using Friday as my inner absolute, past-due deadline.

All worked back in now. Kitchenered across the break.

I kept laying it out on that rocking chair, done at long last–and finding two more places where Parker had worked more loops loose. Fixed those, laid it out–two more. Flip it over–oh wait. And there’s this whole pattern-repeat area where he’d pulled row after row in a row, open wide and say ahhh…

Five o’clock was running in my direction fast and I so wanted to be able to tell them that Parker’s blankie was finally on its way back home.

Four thirty-five I pulled back out of the parking lot.  Tuesday they get to open the door and the box will be there.

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Yep, I would have ripped it all out and started over.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.13.13 @ 6:42 am

Wow! Looks terrific! And just knowing how much Parker loves his blankie and his Grandma makes it all worthwhile.

Comment by DebbieR 07.13.13 @ 7:28 am

oh, so awesome!!

(never underestimate the power of a grandma on a mission!!)

Comment by bev 07.13.13 @ 7:50 am

Some of the stitches had felted together enough that ripping it out turned out not to be an option; I had to ladder it up at the gap.

Working those other long single random loops’ length back into the tight and felted-together fabric around them took a lot of time, but I did it! I was absolutely giddy all evening: Parker finally gets his blankie back!

Comment by AlisonH 07.13.13 @ 9:00 am

Thanks, Gramma! Awesome!

Comment by Donald Meyer 07.13.13 @ 9:50 am

Totally beyond my powers….Go Super Granny!

Comment by Ruth 07.13.13 @ 3:43 pm

I am woman, hear me roar! What a fabulous job on the surgery…

Comment by Renee 07.13.13 @ 4:59 pm

Alison Hyde, Blanket Doctor!

Comment by Channon 07.13.13 @ 8:41 pm

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