Sunday, May 02, 2010

Rainbows

The rainbow Wooleater blanket is finished. I admit, this pattern became somthing of an obsession. I can safely say I have satisfied my wooleater urges now!
Rainbow Wooleater Blanket
This was started on 7th March and finished today, 2nd May. I've been working on it on and off in the evenings. It measures approximately 1m x 1m and was crocheted with a 3.5mm hook.
Rainbow Wooleater Blanket
It is made using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I love this yarn, but it is so expensive now. This blanket uses up A LOT of yarn (hence the name). It weighs in at 553g - so 11 balls worth of yarn. I am lucky to have a stash of Baby Cashmerino made up of yarn I have picked up in the sales and oddment left overs from other blankets . I did end up having to buy a little more cream and one ball of blue. The green yarn was kindly gifted to me from a fellow Raveller, in return for a p/hop donation.
Rainbow Wooleater Blanket
The result is exactly what I wanted, and the above photo shows where it is staying for the time being, hung on the end of the cot, patiently waiting for Baby H. I can't bring myself to gift this. This is the reverse, nearly as pretty as the front, I've even managed to sew in the end!
Rainbow Wooleater Blanket

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see the blanket finished, Ruth. Some of us only managed some little bits of this pattern at the York meet-up, and it's good to see the effect in a large piece. Good work.
MelindaJ

Kate said...

It's gorgeous. :-D Love the colours and the pattern. As a jaded mother-of-three, I'd venture that the blanket will possibly be used more to keep you warm during yet another endless night feed than over a sleeping baby tucked in their cot, but it will work well in either case. ;-)

Katie said...

That looks beautiful. I'm with you in that I love the back of the pattern nearly as much as the front which is a good thing in a blanket.
My squares are coming along nicely, though it will be a while before I get a blanket though!

Roobeedoo said...

Quite right too - Baby H deserves to get this one! Lovely!

Jelly Wares said...

It looks just gorgeous!!!!
I love the colours you used..

Hugs - Jodie :)

Flossie said...

Stunning! Don't you dare give it away! x

Walden said...

Very lovely. I love the way you worked the colors. That would be a great way to make a baby blanket.

Emily said...

Lovely! I've been wanting to see it - but at work can't see blogs, only googlereader with no pics, so I've had bated breath till today!

Linda said...

Oh thats lovely!