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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Blanket finished....




Having said in my last post that I was setting this blanket aside, I then changed my mind and finished it.  It only needed a couple of hours work and it makes a lovely festive photo.  Here are all four sides completed in different colours.  I really like the effect and will probably do this again one day.  I followed this pattern from the What A Woolly Life blog.

There are 21 little pattern repeats along each edge.  These help to stop the strange phenomenon of a square diagonal blanket trying to turn itself into a rectangle. 

This blanket was crocheted with a new great-niece in mind. However, Hubby, who never usually says anything nice about my projects, saw it and said it should be saved for a really, really special baby.  I think the old softy (not) must be thinking ahead to grandchildren!   The great-niece won't go without.  I have a small stock of baby hats and blankets ready for all the babies that will probably start arriving in the next few years.

Vital statistics:  the blanket is 31" square and used 290g of dk yarn.

This is probably my last post of 2015, so here's wishing all my blogging friends and readers:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year



10 comments:

  1. What a lovely blanket, Una. You must be quite happy you decided to finish it. Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. A beuatiful finish Una and can well understand your husband wanting to keep it for a special baby. Merry Christmas to you and yours too x

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  3. I agree with Hubby; it is an exquisite and very special blanket.

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  4. And a happy Christmas to you too - it's a gorgeous blanket.

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  5. Your blanket looks stunning. Have a lovely Christmas!

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  6. Una, the blanket looks lovely! Merry Christmas!
    Lisa

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  7. The different colors on the edging gives it a wonderful effect. It is indeed a special blanket
    xx Beca

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  8. Wow, I love the look of this. Thanks for posting it. I love when we can let the beauty of the yarn show through a simple (or no) pattern.

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  9. It's beautiful Una the edging is really lovely and makes the blanket into something really special. Have a lovely Christmas. :) xx

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  10. It is beautiful, Merry Christmas!
    Meredith

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