Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another Granny Blanket Ta-daah!

*WARNING* lots of photos

I completely forgot to post the pics of my latest Granny Blanket.  I kind of lost interest half way through as it took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to work up since I used 4 ply wool and a 3.5 hook.  I was then waiting to find out the sex of it's recipient, and then dithered about which type of edging to use.  At one point I used the wrong shade of cream and had to frog about 5 hours worth of work - gah!

Anyway, here it is...

Up close the colours are lovely and are the same batch of yarns used for this blanket...

but somehow I think the mix of the turquoise, orange and lime green dominate and look brown at a distance.  Better colour planning next time.  Nevertheless, it is soft and snuggly and should be the right size for a cot or just for building a den!  The edging is very simply, UK Tr's in cream and UK dc's in blue and green, a couple of rows of UK sc's, with a little picot to finish it off.    

Come to think of it, I don't think the other blanket had a ta-daah so here are a few pics quickly...

If I remember correctly, I added cream shells all the way around.

I've also managed a few more scarves and cowls, all very simple UK Tr's for a long/wide as you require.  Obviously we won't be needing them here for a while....!

I think my mirror needs a clean...


  1. hey, that's a lovely blanket, I really like the colors and the border! :)

  2. By gosh you've been busy! Love both the blankets, I think blankets are the best gifts in the world!

    Love all your Scarves but especially like the last red one, those are gorgeous enough taking pictures and go clean your mirror!

  3. Oh my goodness, that granny blanket is glorious. The colours are delicious and the handy work, just perfection. Also loving the scarves. You do a great self taken photo... it is an art form, I can never properly do it!

  4. Sandra, they're beautiful! Everything! Color, color, color. Love it!

    I look at the second blanket and I admire your perseverance in making all those motifs and joining them.

  5. WOW, I love those blankets. Great work!

  6. Love the colours and love the action shots!! Thought it was only me that did things like that!!

  7. Just found your blog and loving it! I think your latest blanket is FAB and I love the colours. Great Crochet - well done on the scarves too - I love them all!!

  8. Wow look at all that glorious crochet! Your granny blanket is stunning! So is the second one. And all those scarves - boy you have been busy. Time to make a cuppa and put your feet up!!

    Have a fab week hon. See you again soon.

  9. What a fabulous idea to do the two coordinating blankets. They will look great together or apart. I can just see them side by side on a sofa or neatly folded one on top of another.


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