When I was in London, I was chatting to my Dad about his work. He's a carer and does a lot of great work with his clients. I asked him whether it would be inappropriate for me to make a lap blanket for one of his clients-he said it would be fine as long as I'm not looking for payment or future business which of course I said I wasn't, this is a donation. One of his clients has a degenerative condition that has some aspects in common with Parkinsons although it affects the mind first and he spends a lot of time stationary. So Dad called his wife to ask whether it would be ok for me to make a lap blanket as a gift for him and she thought it would be a lovely idea. The gentlemen was a big fan of West Ham football club (and Brentford to a lesser degree) so I decided to use the strip colours as the base and crochet over the top his initials. I sketched it out and showed Dad-told him that I had plenty of those shades in my massive yarn stash (seriously, it's getting out of hand) and said that I'd make a start on it once I got home. The gentleman may not react much from it but it should provide a good talking point that helps visitors engage in conversation with him.
I got home a week yesterday and started it last Saturday. As work was closed until Wednesday and Myf was away, I had plenty of time to get the squares done. By Thursday, it was finished! I've never made a blanket so fast from start to finish :-) I posted it off yesterday morning so hopefully it'll be there by Tuesday.
So what do you think? I really like how it's turned out.