I just finished 2 blankets, one for a new baby and one for her 4 year old big brother. It is a joyful and sad time for this family. The 4 year old was diagnosed with cancer when he was 1, he had to have his leg amputated and received chemotherapy. After finding out she was pregnant they also found out that the little boy’s cancer was back. My friend has spent her whole pregnancy working, going to tests, chemotherapy and hospital stays with her little boy. She just had a healthy baby girl a week ago, and with reagrds to her little boy, they just have to wait and see what happens. The future may include more surgery, radiation etc., but they were able to keep the umbilical cord from the baby in case of the need of transplant. The little boy’s cancer is a very aggressive form, so it maybe many months before they know the outcome. It makes you want to hug your kids every day, and realise how fortunate we are. I made this one for her daughter
and this one for her brother
I really don’t have a pattern for them, they started off as patterns from a baby afghan book and then I did my own thing. They are both machine washable wool, I think they were Vanna White’s wool. I needed a type of yarn that was easy to take care of. The yarn is soooo soft.