A Bit of Ireland

I made this for Angela (Mother-In-Law)

Created by: Eiain

  • Project Details

    About

    I have an erratic heartbeat and as such need to keep it calm, as it goes off the scale quite a lot and makes me feel ill etc. I found that making this large circular blanket helped me keep my heartbeat level, and lower and stop the racing. I have made 4 large blankets so far and have found that I this relaxation is enabling me to take less medication (agreed by my doctor). This blanket I gave to my mother-in-law as she was moving into a nursing home, and I thought something so personal would help her settle in. 6 months after giving her it, she still talks to all the residents about it and is very proud that her son-in-law made it for her.

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 6.00mm (US 10) 200cm

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stitch Markers

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: May 5, 2016 Finished on: Aug 23, 2016
  • Comments

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    19 Comments

    • Yvonne J

      What a beautiful blanket I'm sure your mother-in-law will still be talking about her clever son-in-law for many more months to come. Keep knitting.
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    • Marge A

      It is beautiful!
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    • Linda W

      My mom just moved into a nursing home a couple of weeks ago. You've given a wonderful idea for channeling my own emotions; I feel comforted at the very thought of making something special for her. Thank you for sharing your story!
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    • J G

      You very gifted! My cousin does beautiful embroidery and HE is gifted as well. My daughter is in the military and I would like to make this for her. Could you please tell me if possible where can I get the pattern?
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      • Eiain

        Southport

        Hi, thanks for your lovely comment. I got the pattern from Ravelry it is called a bit of Iceland by Stephen West. He has a shop in Amsterdam which I visited in February and bought some beautiful yarn. Here is a link to the pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-bit-of-iceland
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    • Helen P

      What a wonderful gift, and so beautifully knitted. No wonder your mother in law is so thrilled with it.
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    • Kathryn R

      This is so beautiful!
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    • Kelly F

      This is beautiful !!
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    • Lorene F

      Absolutely gorgeous! Anyone would be proud and pleased to be the recipient of this gift!
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    • Karen D

      Stunning! You're very talented and no wonder you mom in law loves it
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    • Mary D

      Gorgeous!!! I think I might have to try this pattern after seeing your afghans.
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    • Pam S

      Eldwick, Bingley

      Eiain- you asked about The Great American Aran Afghan -it's available on Amazon or on line from the knitter magazine
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    • Pam S

      Eldwick, Bingley

      Beautiful:-)
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    • Anita L

      This is gorgeous!
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    • Fiona S

      Beautiful. I think I might have a go at this, you have inspired me.
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    • Faith

      London

      Wow, these are gorgeous. I bet your mother in law's blanket is the talk of the nursing home!
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      • Eiain

        Southport

        It is indeed, and she tells us each week how much everyone loves it.
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    • Eiain

      Southport

      Thanks Josie, I love these large pieces, hence doing three of them (circular)
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    • Josie S

      Well done you,a stunning piece off work, love it.
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