Friday, 21 March 2014
Back to the Blankets.......
For some reason it seems like an age since I posted about a blanket....I've been back on the knit sticks for a while and the hook has been put away for a little time. I have 2 blanket orders to complete, both being for friends so I have a little bit more freedom with these.....in the sense that my judgement is trusted in colour work to get these right......so one got finished last night.....and oh what a late night it was. I started this blanket yesterday at lunchtime so at around 12pm, noon. I worked right through with only a few tea breaks, and a phone call and blocked it at around 2.50am this morning....I was in bed according to the clock at 3.06am!! So a baby blanket has taken me around 15 hrs, give or take 30 minutes. Yes I am tired this morning and have a crazy sore neck.
This one is using my favourite organic merino wool from here. Oh how I love this yarn....I often talk about it. The company is back up and running after being taken over by a new owner. Very happy I was about that. I used my own Squircle pattern, link on the side of this page. I used all the colours in the organic range except the dark green....I don't know why I didn't use it, just didn't think it fit in at all....every circle has pink in it, and I also have a touch of navy blue in there, that I had left over before the colour was deleted from the range......the colours in this yarn all just work so beautifully together.....I guess you may have gathered the blanket is for a baby girl, but you'll notice I didn't exclude, blues, browns or grey.....they all blend in so well.
Ok, I'm finished here....I'll be back with the second one when it's done.....little bit excited about that one!
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Oh wow now thats dedication if you ask me. Why the hurry to finish? Love the blanket. I just cant get enough of this style of blankets and I plan on making one for my living room some day. Look forward to seeing the second blanket :)ReplyDelete
I left it to the last minute as usual Birgitta, that's why the hurry.....I'll never learn!! VxDelete
Oh yay finally a blanket post! I love it(as always) and always used to marvel at the speed at which you finish your blankets. lovely!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you....I'm not normally under so much pressure to get them finished, just my inability to time manage myself....considering I'm not working at the moment, you'd think I would be better!!! VxDelete
Great blanket Vicki, I shared your progress on my fb page. Love the colours. It is always so satisfying and lovely when you finish a blanket, but then I just want to get started on the next one. Look forwards to seeing the next one. Well done. Karen. xxReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing, that's very kind of you...the next one is well under way. VxDelete
How do you do the edging for this lovely blanket? It finishes it off perfectly.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, The information is in the last two paragraphs of this post....sorry I would type it out again, but I'm a bit lazy!!ReplyDelete
Love your toes in the last photo ;-)ReplyDelete
I really, really love the look of pieced crochet blankets. But I don't like the idea of weaving in so many ends or sewing together. It seems like such a big job :-P someday I will overcome my fear...
You should I think it's definitely worth it....and I sew in the ends as I go, so when I'm done with the crochet....apart from some minor neatening up, it's completed and I don't have to spend days more sewing in ends. VxDelete
I really do love making blankets. Maybe that's the way I should head with my business.Delete
this blanket is absolutely divine, thank you for sharing your inspiring work! :) would love it if you were able to share a photo that shows the entire blanket if possible?? would love to see the colour combinations as a whole……thank you so much once again, i just love seeing your work…..ReplyDelete
Thanks Michelle, unfortunately I don't photograph my blankets as a whole work anymore, for the simple reason that I never like there to be two of the same....when I make a blanket for someone I like it to be unique in it's making and not to be replicated.....Sorry! VxDelete
fair enough Vicki, i do understand…….thanks anyway for sharing your work :) xDelete
I will say Michelle, every little colour circle had some pink in it....and I work on the theory that pink pretty much matches every colour!! VxDelete
very true Vicki :) the blanket is gob smackingly beautiful! :)Delete
What a beautiful blanket! I love the simplicity, the neutral background.ReplyDelete
Thank you....I think it's one of my favourites as well. VxDelete
Oh so beautiful... worth the late hour! I love the happy circles of colour against the gentle background.ReplyDelete
I have to agree, thank you. VxDelete