Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Stripey Blanket, Half-Way There

The winter blanket project (pattern here) is half-way through, and now it covers my legs and waist as I work on it, which is handy in the cold.
 A Catherine Wheel in beige and white:
 The latest Granny Stitch rows:
I've added splashes of bright pink or blue or green, but the underlying color scheme of this blanket is more subdued. Much of the yarn was given to me by a very generous friend in Alabama, sometime last year I think, and at last I chose this project as a fine use for it. To her skeins of muted beiges and browns and light blue, I've added a few other smaller skeins. So I didn't really need to buy any new yarn for this blanket, thankfully, because my guest room was bursting with yarn already! I like how it's turning out. The variety of it keeps away winter boredom, and making a full-size blanket is quite rewarding.

7 comments:

  1. A great use of your gifted yarn and bonus to use some of your stash! It looks great.

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  2. The patterns and colors of your design are very pleasing!

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  3. Wow, you are doing GREAT with this. The colors are nice and it's good to use yarn in our stashes.

    Happy Crocheting ~ FlowerLady

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  4. Could we have a rough pattern for this? Just a row by row description?? Love it and think it would make a great into Spring project!

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  5. This stripey blanket is turning out great. Loving how colorful it is.

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  6. I've bookmarked the directions to this -- I love it! Still have another blanket to finish, and I don't even remember how to crochet, but still . . . yours is beautiful!

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  7. Oh, it's so pretty! What a lovely thing to have for cuddling up these cold nights!

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