I made Bushboy his blanket when he was 4. Blue, with some fuzzy in it, as was his request at the time. For the last couple of years he has been hinting that he could do with a new, bigger blanket.
16 seemed a good reason to start a new blanket. He was less opinionated this time but I made him select the pattern from a pre-chosen group. Then I made him choose at least the main colour.
The pattern is Curve of Pursuit by Wooly Thoughts. They specialize in patterns based on mathematical concepts, which tickles my fancy no end.
I am really enjoying working on the blanket. As the pattern recommends I have circular needles on each side. This makes it easy to turn the work and work each wedge. It also has the added bonus of making it sound like I have a wind chime in my lap when I turn the piece.
We’ll see which grows faster – the blanket or the intended owner!