One less WIP! I’ve finished the Tartan Blanket 😀
This has turned out beautifully – I’m very happy.
Here’s the whole thing, complete with edging…
I have been slogging away and perhaps overdone it as my hands now ache and my wrist was starting to twinge – it is quite hefty crocheting 2 strands of DK. No more crochet for me for a few weeks – I’ll have to get on with the other knitting WIPS.
On the blanket, once I’d finished 729 blobs (*shudder at 729 ends to sew in*), there was the edging.
The pattern called for 5 rows of DC all around the edge in 5 different colours. I did the first round and ran out of “teal” 8 blobs before the end of the round. Grrr! 👿 Somehow I had slightly different amounts left of some colours – weird as theoretically I should have used exactly the same amount of each??? I didn’t want to buy more yarn just for the edging and I didn’t want to join the round at random points because it would look messy (the whole blanket follows some strict geometrical rules). I decided to do 2 sides in one colour and change to a different colour for the next two sides. I ended up using all the colours in the edging except the pink. Pink would have been too attention grabbing, especially if it was only on 2 sides.
I think it worked very well – what do you think?
At this point in my photo shoot, Kitty realised the blanket was out. She has been obsesed with sitting on my lap every time I was working on this. She clearly loves it but I am determined this won’t end up another cat blanket!
Kitty has other ideas…
This is the best shot I’ve ever managed to take of Kitty – she’s usually a black blob in photos. You can see how pretty she is here 🙂
Of course, Ziggy had to give it a go too…
I’ve taken a couple shamelessly arty shots of the blanket too – it’s so photogenic I couldn’t help myself…
I did have some ends left over and I wasn’t terribly inspired by scraps of acrylic – all I could think of was to put them in the ever growing bag to make Innocent Smoothie Big Knit hats for next year. My friend Jenny came to my rescue at the Guily Knitters- she knows a little girl who is learning to knit and desperate for yarn to play with 🙂
This is what I had left over – now inspiring the next generation of knitter 😀
Now I guess the question is, if not a cat blanket – what am I going to do with it?
It is destined to live in my conservatory with the Conservatory Cushion like this…
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Crochet Blanket by Sue Pinner|
|Yarn:||Stylecraft Special DK (it’s acrylic but actually OK!)|
|Pattern Problems:||None except not quite having enough yarn to do the edging as written (probably my loose crochet to blame)|
|Pattern Modifications:||Just the edging (see above)|
|Washing and Wearing:||Very warm and extremely “cat attracting”|
|Knit It Again???:||Only if my hands recover – although probably not – plenty of other blanket patterns to do!|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Too Many WIPs and Some Tartan|