Thursday, February 19, 2009

BillyBob's Blanket

My latest crochet blanket is finished!
Joseph (the bump formerly know as BillyBob) was born on the 20th January. My trapped nerve meant I couldn't really work on this for a few weeks but it is finally complete and will be sent off along with the rest of the "pampering package" I've put together for the new parents.
BillyBob's Blanket
Started: 28th December 2008
Finished: 17th February 2009
Pattern: It is my own version of a motif from a Japanese crochet book. I used this pattern for my previous hexagon blanket. This time I made a few different variations on the original design, some have cluster stitches, some have bobbles. I would like to write up the pattern for the new motifs but am worried they are not different enough from the original. I think I may need to play around with a few more ideas first.
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft 4 ply in Sea Foam, Bluebottle, Suede, Spring, Weather and Dive. I used two balls of Bluebottle and Suede and one of all of the others.
Hook: 3.5mm
Comments: I have to thank Alice for the colour inspiration. I adored the colours she chose for her quilt and swiftly copied them!

12 comments:

Kate said...

It's beautiful. The colours are lovely and match my new living room curtains perfectly... ;-)

Dawn said...

How lovely! I also adore the colour combinations. It hasn't really taken you that much time, considering you've been on a knitting/crocheting hiatus.

clarabelle said...

Gorgeous, Roo! Well done; such a large project, but so satisfying to finish it, eh! Lovely colours...

kathryn said...

What totally gorgeous colours!!

Aknita said...

That's a simply wonderful blanket. The colours are just perfect together.

HeyYeah said...

It's fabulous! I love it!!!

Roobeedoo said...

wow! love it!

Maggie said...

I love the colours and how you arranged the motifs. It makes me want to crotchet something!

Cheryl said...

Hi, I don't know if ou can help me but I moved to Wolves last sept as a mature student (28) and am looking for fellow knitters (and other crafters) in the area, I saw mention that you used to run a knitting club and wandered if you still did? I am very much a novice knitter but will gladly try my hand at anything (then get frustrated when I don't know that stitch or abbreviation) and am currently knitting a fluffy blue frog and hoping to start a new project soon.

I can be reached on cheryl.farmer@wlv.ac.uk
Thank you :)
x

Flossie said...

It's absolutely stunning! And thank you so much for crediting me with colour inspiration. That's one of the nicest things anyone has said about me in a long time. xxx

Probably Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous - you give me all the more reason to want to learn to crochet properly!

kiroberts66@yahoo.com said...

this is a beautiful blanket. I can't believe how quickly you finished it! I have been working for a year on one, and am searching for the most efficient way to link all my 200 hexagons. Do you have a suggestion? I can whipstitch or single crochet, but in what order so I am not left with too many final edges to link?
THANK YOU!