Monday, January 21, 2008

Joshua's Willow Blanket

Horay, it is finished :0)
josh blanket final 003
Sorry for the poor photo, but I wanted to share my excitement with everyone. I'll try and get a better photo at the weekend, maybe I'll manage to get a photo of Joshua with his blanket too!
Pattern - Willow Block from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks with made up shell edging.
Yarn - Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - I think I used about 17 different shades... probably about half a ball of each.
Started: 4th January
Finished: 20th January
Comments: I am amazed how well so many different shades of this yarn go together, but the finished blanket really does gel. I wanted this to be as random as possible, which is hard for my symmetrical brain to cope with, but I think it works. I love the block design, it looks complicated but really isn't and is easy to memorise. If I did it again I think I would use cream and two complimentary colours in each block, as my favourite squares are the ones with cream in.
I wonder what else I can make for the new little man before Saturday??


Emily said...

Looks great Ruth!

Glad your Mum's done so well.

We're still settling in over here - nd the weather is only mild, and has rained lots! Still, I'm sitting in shorts and a t shirt as I type, so not cold.

Queen of the froggers said...

That is fab, I like the greeny squares best but it is a beautiful pattern altogether!

Annette said...

Beautiful blanket, Ruth!
It is inspiring me to do some crochet.

Bajanknitter said...

It look wonderful Ruth great work. A real keep sake.

sue said...

The blanket is beautiful, and I love all the different colors. Ooh and thank you so much for the gorgeous sock yarn, I just love it!

Cycling Knitter said...

Beautiful blanky, fab colours too,
I like all the differnt crochet squares, all i can do is basic granny crochet!!!

Emma said...

Wow, that is completely gorgeous. Congratulations!

Kazza said...

Thats a really lovely blanket. You've made me want to have a go at crochet!

Wibbo said...

Ooooh! That's lovely!