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Gifted - Blanket of Love

I finally made my way to visit Elise in her new house, and give her the replacement "blanket of love" also known as Kate Davies' Tir Chonaill.

 
But I was more worried about how the cats would react. They loved the previous blanket, but that was made of supersoft Cascade 220, and this blanket it from Wendy Traditional Aran, which can best be described as rugged.
I needn't have worried though. A couple of days later Elise put this photo up on Instagram: 

I'm counting this project a success on all counts: great pattern, fun knitting and a recipient who loves it. Now, I'm off to knit some more Kate Davies colour work, because that'sy favourite thing in the world.

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