I am so excited about finishing this blanket! I worked on it for 4 years (intermittently, of course) because thread painting stressed me out. I am not an artist and, even though I had a picture and instructions, each stitch was still up to me to place. After I finished the elephant, came the kite border. Easy but A LOT of kites.
I am ashamed to admit that I started it for my little sister, who was 6 at the time and her favorite toy was an elephant (Mr. Yell was his name). Now that she is 10 and much taller, it no longer suits her and so became Kitten's blanket. It is stitched on 100% wool blanketing with wool thread and backed with cotton flannel with piping. It is very soft and heavy and I think it will keep Kitten comfortably warm through the winter. I love surrounding my baby girl with things I made and dreaming about my grandchildren using them one day.