Pattern: Fly Away by tincanknits.
Yarn: leftover TFA yarns in every single base we carry and then some! upwards of 20 different colourways all mixed and matched. I held 2, 3 or 4 strands of thinner yarns (lace weight or fingering weight) together in some of the squares. It was stash busting at it's best and was totally fun!
Ravelry project page here.
Up until about a month ago I hadn't knit a single thing for the new baby we were expecting. I had to have something special ready for him and when I saw the Fly Away blanket pattern by Tin Can Knits I knew I had found "the one!" I shared my inspiration and plan for the blanket here, and some progress updates here, and now I'm thrilled to share a few FO shots of the completed blanket expertly modelled by baby Micah! With a cameo by Rowan of course...
I love everything about this blanket! I would totally knit it again and with all the different layout possibilities and colour options I'm sure I will. During the process I was really tempted to just keep going and make this a huge blanket for myself, but since I loved the original vision I had so much I decided to stick to it and will have to come up with a different plan for my larger version.
One of the really awesome things that Tin Can Knits does is provide detailed tips and tutorials to support their patterns. For this particular pattern they've included tips on how to seam in garter stitch, how to weave in ends as you go and how to pick up stitches for the border. All super helpful and make the project a breeze even for a beginner knitter.
We are living in newborn bliss right now. Mom is staying with us for a bit to help out while we figure out our new routines, she's the best. Rowan is adjusting well to life as a big brother. He wants to hold the baby a lot and doesn't like to hear him cry. I can't wait to watch them grow up together. Life as a mother of two is good.