Friday, 21 March 2014

Back to the Blankets.......


For some reason it seems like an age since I posted about a blanket....I've been back on the knit sticks for a while and the hook has been put away for a little time.  I have 2 blanket orders to complete, both being for friends so I have a little bit more freedom with these.....in the sense that my judgement is trusted in colour work to get these right......so one got finished last night.....and oh what a late night it was.  I started this blanket yesterday at lunchtime so at around 12pm, noon.  I worked right through with only a few tea breaks, and a phone call and blocked it at around 2.50am this morning....I was in bed according to the clock at 3.06am!! So a baby blanket has taken me around 15 hrs, give or take 30 minutes.  Yes I am tired this morning and have a crazy sore neck.

This one is using my favourite organic merino wool from here.  Oh how I love this yarn....I often talk about it.  The company is back up and running after being taken over by a new owner.  Very happy I was about that. I used my own Squircle pattern, link on the side of this page.  I used all the colours in the organic range except the dark green....I don't know why I didn't use it,  just didn't think it fit in at all....every circle has pink in it, and I also have a touch of navy blue in there, that I had left over before the colour was deleted from the range......the colours in this yarn all just work so beautifully together.....I guess you may have gathered the blanket is for a baby girl, but you'll notice I didn't exclude, blues, browns or grey.....they all blend in so well.























































































































































































Ok, I'm finished here....I'll be back with the second one when it's done.....little bit excited about that one!

Cheerio!

Vx

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow now thats dedication if you ask me. Why the hurry to finish? Love the blanket. I just cant get enough of this style of blankets and I plan on making one for my living room some day. Look forward to seeing the second blanket :)

    Birgitta

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    1. I left it to the last minute as usual Birgitta, that's why the hurry.....I'll never learn!! Vx

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  2. Oh yay finally a blanket post! I love it(as always) and always used to marvel at the speed at which you finish your blankets. lovely!!!

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    1. Thank you....I'm not normally under so much pressure to get them finished, just my inability to time manage myself....considering I'm not working at the moment, you'd think I would be better!!! Vx

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  3. Great blanket Vicki, I shared your progress on my fb page. Love the colours. It is always so satisfying and lovely when you finish a blanket, but then I just want to get started on the next one. Look forwards to seeing the next one. Well done. Karen. xx

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    1. Thank you for sharing, that's very kind of you...the next one is well under way. Vx

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  4. How do you do the edging for this lovely blanket? It finishes it off perfectly.

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  5. Hi Jane, The information is in the last two paragraphs of this post....sorry I would type it out again, but I'm a bit lazy!!
    http://doverandmadden.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/the-squircle-ends.html

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  6. Love your toes in the last photo ;-)
    I really, really love the look of pieced crochet blankets. But I don't like the idea of weaving in so many ends or sewing together. It seems like such a big job :-P someday I will overcome my fear...

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    1. You should I think it's definitely worth it....and I sew in the ends as I go, so when I'm done with the crochet....apart from some minor neatening up, it's completed and I don't have to spend days more sewing in ends. Vx

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    2. I really do love making blankets. Maybe that's the way I should head with my business.

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  7. this blanket is absolutely divine, thank you for sharing your inspiring work! :) would love it if you were able to share a photo that shows the entire blanket if possible?? would love to see the colour combinations as a whole……thank you so much once again, i just love seeing your work…..

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    1. Thanks Michelle, unfortunately I don't photograph my blankets as a whole work anymore, for the simple reason that I never like there to be two of the same....when I make a blanket for someone I like it to be unique in it's making and not to be replicated.....Sorry! Vx

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    2. fair enough Vicki, i do understand…….thanks anyway for sharing your work :) x

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    3. I will say Michelle, every little colour circle had some pink in it....and I work on the theory that pink pretty much matches every colour!! Vx

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    4. very true Vicki :) the blanket is gob smackingly beautiful! :)

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  8. What a beautiful blanket! I love the simplicity, the neutral background.

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    1. Thank you....I think it's one of my favourites as well. Vx

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  9. Oh so beautiful... worth the late hour! I love the happy circles of colour against the gentle background.

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