Monday, May 29, 2006

A Finished Blanket

The sun even came out so I could take a picture. It looks a bit weird hanging on the line, but I had no idea where else to take the photo! I am please with the finished result. I hope Cath will like it, she did request something bright!
For my next blanket, I would like to stick with squares done in the round, as it would be much easier to crochet them together and I think that would frame the squares better. I just couldn't get the hang of crocheting these together and ended up sewing them. Luckily my sewing has improved dramatically over the last year!
Here are the stats...
Start Date: Easter 2006
Finish Date: 29th May 2006
Most of the blocks are taken from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. The edging I made up myself, one round of dc in green, one round of bobbles in red and one round of shells in yellow.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Teal - 203 (Main colour) and yellow - 506, green 002 and red - 007.
Here is a close up of the edging.Now I think I really need to wash it before posting it. The idea of washing something I have spent so many hours making fills me with dread. However, it is for a baby, and these squares have been dragged around in my bag and laid out on the floor so the definately need a wash! Wish me luck!


Maggie said...

I love the edging! That is so beautiful. Your colour choice is great and I never would have thought of bobbles and shells together.

Anonymous said...

Your blanket turned out beautiful :)

Silvia said...

Roo the blanket looks lovely. And I am certain washing it will just be fine. But I do know how you feel!!

knittingajour said...

what a work! You did very well, don't you want to make something very small now?

knittingajour said...

Have a nice time in Holland! There are 2 shops in A'dam I know: "De Afstap" (Oude Leliestraat 12)and "Maglia", (1e Bloemdwarsstraat 2), but I'm not sure if the last one its still there.

Lies said...

Hi there! nice blanket, what a big project!
I see Ajour already directed you to the Afstap. I think if you can spare the time to go to Leiden you will love "ribbels" as well
And in Utrecht on tuesdaynights, the Utrecht SnB group knits in café Winkel van Sinkel, they will be able to direct you to Modilaine, a nice shop in Utrecht.
I hope you have fun in Holland.

Annarella said...

This has come out sooo pretty, I love the edging!!