The Illusion Cube blanket is more than I thought it’d be. I knew the design was dead clever — 56 individual hexagons, each knit to look like a cube.
I knew the colors would be surprisingly lovely. Eight colors, each pair knitted twice in slightly different combination.
Sure, each cube had about six ends to weave in and snip, making the back side a bit bumpy.
But I’m still delightfully surprised and pleased with the finished product.
I knew when I started this project, that this would be a gift for the child of neighborhood friends. Daisy was born when I was about 3/4 of the way through the cubes, the much-anticipated and greatly loved sister of big brothers Ben and Mookie and blessed child of Kerrie and Steve. The Yarn Harlot has said that knitting is “the best container for love.” I hope Miss Daisy is wrapped in love, in the form of this blanket and the less physical but no less tangible love of friends and family, for years to come.