Five and a half years ago, I started what can only be called a knitting marathon. Our first grandchild, Bethany, made her entrance into the world and so I started on the shawls. Beth had a yellow and a pink one.
They turned out a little bigger than I expected, the yellow one being over five feet in diameter, but they really did look spectacular and have a 'secret' sewn into the middle of them (A little butterfly and a snail)
Two years later, Ben arrived and I started all over again. He has white and blue, both of the five foot variety, with a 'secret' truck and plane.
The Tiddlers love their 'blankets' and take them everywhere ( a bit of a struggle for an overburdened mum, but Michelle rises to the occasion, bless her.) All of the shawls have been used, loved and washed for at least 3 and a half years now, and as you can see have stood up very well to the test of time.
I've been so pleased with them, as I thought they would end up looking like rags after a few months hard labour, but they are still bright and springy and loved. Isn't knitting wonderful!