Monday, 24 March 2014
African Flowers on a Dull Grey Day......
It's funny that I finished this blanket on such a grey, slightly rainy and overcast day.....the first day that I can really feel that Autumn is on the way.....and I for one am glad to see the end of Summer.....it really was the long hot Summer!!
Anyway the blanket is done....I blocked this like there was no tomorrow, because after completion in the early hours of this morning, it sort of looked twisted, tight and sort of mangled, if I can use that term for a woolly blanket....anyway this blanket I had to wet first before I could even get some give out of it to lay it flat for blocking.....the fibres were sooooooo tight.
Anyway it's now beautiful, soft, drapey and the patterns in the flowers have spread....the seams of the joins have all flattened out.....and now it's the perfect blanket for a baby girl that is coming soon.
Well for now it's back to the knitting.
Have a good week. Vx
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Just gorgeous - As always :) - KrystalReplyDelete
This is absolutely beautiful! One of these days I'll get up the nerve to start a pieced blanket. I'm too afraid that I'd never finish it.ReplyDelete
Start small!! VxDelete
It is gorgeous. I love the color palette you used. What a lucky baby!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sue. VxDelete
Gorgeous work and lovely colours.ReplyDelete
Oh you are right... this is the perfect blanket for a baby girl!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely beautiful, is there anyway that I can get this pattern of yours and where, pleeeeeeaaaaaase xxxReplyDelete
Here you go. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/african-flower-with-8-petalsDelete
Do you mind sharing what brand of yarn you used. It worked up so nicely.ReplyDelete
Hi Peggy, it's a mix of 8 ply yarns here is the link to my blanket on Ravelry with the 3 brands of yarn. Hope this helps, Cheers, VxReplyDelete