When my grandma and grandpa moved from their home to Independent living a few years ago, g'ma gave me a large box filled with yarn. Lots of it, balls left over from afghans that she had made for her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
At the time, Aaron says "you should make me a blanket with that" and I decided that I would. I used 2 different yarns at a time and knitted until I ran out of yarn. I had just started it a few weeks before g'ma died and told her what I was doing. I was calling it the "ugly blanket" at the time, because it was going to be so wild, but she said she knew it would not be ugly.
That was back in August of 2007 when I started. I would take it out in the winter and do a few rows (it is BIG!) and then put it away. After doing some rearranging a few weeks ago when we bought our new couch and chair, I pulled it out again and decided it WAS getting done and made it one of my "50 things I want to do before I turn 50" projects.
Well, on Wed, I finished it. My goal was to try and get done before Valentines's Day to give it to Aaron and it worked out that he was coming home this weekend and I wanted to see if I could get it done by then and surprise him. He even slept with it last nite (it gets very cold in our house as there is NO insulation).
It's kinda bittersweet that it is done. The whole time I was working on it, I had so many memories of g'ma and I treasure them all. She was one very special lady that I learned so much from and I pray that I can be as wonderful a g'ma as her some day. I wish in more ways than one, that she could have seen this finished.
It's not really that "wavy", I just through it on the floor and tried to get an angle to take pics and then saw later how uneven it looks. Ü