Sitting knitting one evening, I realised that the warmest garment I owned was my cartoon dress. I wore it for two weeks' solid over the holidays! And I remembered I still had some of the same black watch tartan fabric left in the stash. I dug it out, and came across two other 1.5 x 1-metre remnants of soft wool which I had bought as part of a job lot to make skirts but wasn't sure about the colours. Perfect!
It was a simple matter to cut each piece in half lengthwise, stitch the strips together in a tube, and bind top and bottom with some lovely linen chambray bias tape I bought from Namolio ( a UK seller) at Etsy.
I embellished a seam with a length of herringbone tape which is printed with the words "imagine create believe". It is my inspiration blankie!
The finished item is exactly what we needed: warm, soft, and not too weighty. And it blends so well with the landscape of where we live !
FL's GP was very kind yesterday and thinks we should be assertive with the Consultant. The GP said: "You have been so unbelieveably WELL until now!" which is absolutely true. There are not many MM patients of FL's age / stage who golf 5 days a week! And that's why it is hitting him so hard - he is suddenly being deluged with "signs of decrepitude" as he calls it, when only a couple of months ago he would have passed for a fit man in his fifties (IMO). We'll see what Thursday brings, but for now he is wrapped up in our new blanket in front of the fire trying to gather his strength.
P.S. And now the Girl has her own blanket back - just in time for the thaw!