SKS (Summer Knitting Slump) and the closely related illness SBS (Summer Blogging Slump) have really gotten hold of me this year!
Sorry if I worried anyone – there’s been nothing wrong except upheaval of me changing job and the lovely Ben changing job twice. A lot of new routines and getting used to new stuff.
The good (for me) and bad (for my knitting) part of this is that my train journey is now 30 mins, not 50 mins, and I often don’t get a seat – a lot less commuting knitting from here on.
So what have I been doing all summer?
After “production lining” all the elements of the blanket (including these which Ben was convinced were pancakes)
I goit a big heap of completed motifs…
Then to lay them out the crochet together….
Quite a lot of hair pulling, gnashing of teeth, end sewing and careful crocheting together later….I realised there was still the edging to do 😮
Luckily this was quite easy to do…like this….
Want to see the finished blankie in all it’s glory?
Here it is, gracing the sofabed in my knit room…
What does bug me immensely (but not enough to correct it!) is that I rotated the top left and bottom right motifs so the top two shells are “red, orange” not “orange red” – entirely down to me rushing and being careless – bad Susan!
Hmmm – I think this will be my new laptop wallpaper while I catch up with the other bits and bobs I’ve not shown you yet…
I am very pleased with this blanket and thoroughly enjoyed making it – even though it took a while 🙂
|Name:||Persian Tile Blanket|
|Pattern:||Janie Crow’s Persian Tile Blanket|
|Yarn:||Stylecraft Life DK (25% wool, 75% Acrylic)|
|Pattern Problems:||None – really well written pattern with clear photos|
|Pattern Modifications:||None – followed pattern to the letter!|
|Washing and Wearing:||I’m already having to fight Ziggy and Kitty off it! Stood up well to a quick and lazy blocking with the steam iron!|
|Knit It Again???:||Probably not as there’s only room for one blanket like this in my house…|
|Difficulty:||Medium (as I’m not a great crocheter)|
|Rating:||5/5 loved doing this|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||A Persian Adventure|