Thursday, 30 August 2012
TA DAH! Vintage Stripe Blanket
Oh my goodness.
I never thought this day would come. But I am pleased to announce that my Vintage Vertical Stripe Blanket is now finished.
The blanker started its journey way back in May and after realising that the pattern was in US and not UK I quickly swapped from doing doubles to trebles. This meant I had a stiffer bottom and have had to add 30 long rows of doubles at the top. Still you live and learn .... and now everything I make - I always check if its US or UK first.
I really enjoyed the power of colour combinations in the blanket and used 30 shades. Occasionally a random selection would create the most amazing surprise of colours together. Ahhhh.
I have experience Hookers Block and New Leases of Hooky Life in this blanket and it has been on an emotional journey with me .... that's for sure.
I started it just after loosing a baby and loosing my dear grandad (who's birthday it is today). Tears have been cried and landed in the yarn ... but it has also healed. It has given me precious moments where I can think clearly while adding row upon row of lovely colour.
110 days .... 100 rows ..... 4 rounds of borders ..... 30 colours .... 1500g of wool ...... want to see it?
Here it is .............. :)
Oh its so big. It is larger than a double bed!
What do you think?
I just can't believe how much I love it. Its so thick and warm and I almost want the winter to come so I can really get a chance to snuggle under it!
The colours take my breath away and are so random its hard to not keep looking for a new favourite combination!
And what about the border? Don't you just love the Turquoise, Pomegranate and Bright Green combination. They are a perfect marriage of colours.
This kind of satisfaction is hard to beat, right? Thank you for coming on the journey with me.
Here's one last one of me feeling happy.