So….about 8 months ago I decided to make a baby blanket for my cousin’s new baby boy. It turns out I thought I was a better knitter than I actually am so after starting and then abandoning two slightly difficult patterns, I landed on this Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern I found on Pinterest. I figured the blanket would take me a few weeks but, inexplicably it took me 7 months to finish. I can’t say why – I worked on it a little every week. The kids kept telling me to just give up and move on but I didn’t – I persevered. I was finally able to finish it and gift it last week. What a relief! He’s almost 1 now and the blanket still isn’t perfect despite my efforts but I felt good about completing it and my cousin knows the blanket was a labour of love. I hope she’ll tell the little guy how much I love him. And I hope my kids learned a lesson too – slow and steady is ok, not perfect is ok, and keeping going was better than quitting.