In choosing the pattern and yarn, I was thinking about the family and trying to choose something they'd like and would find useful. The result is a very simple and soft garter stitch blanket knitted on the bias. I used a NZ yarn called Orb Merino in a pale grey colour. Specific yarn details and a pattern link, etc, are on my Ravelry page.
I enjoyed knitting the blanket but I must admit there were times when it seemed to go on forever. It was the perfect TV accompaniment though, and I am happy with the finished piece and think it should be useful tucked into a pram, cot or car seat!
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It's Anzac Day here, so I made a few poppy pins from wool felt, such as the one you can see above. If you want to make one too, click here for the pattern + template (and further explanation about white poppies).
This morning we attended our local Anzac dawn service, which also happens to be the national event. Something that made it really beautiful was young Wellington poet Tayi Tibble reading her poem: Hoki Mai.
I couldn't hear it clearly from where I was standing, but was so thrilled to find it online when I got home. You can read it in full here.
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