Thursday, 26 July 2007

Blanket done, yarn stash bigger than ever.

I finished the blanket on Tuesday night - hurrah! It's quite a monster actually, I hadn't realised just quite how big it would be with all the squares joined together. Once the were connected (crochet rather than sewing), I picked up 200 stitches along each edge and knitted the garter stitch border. Weaving in all the ends at the back took most of the day on Sunday because of all the colour changes, but I got there in the end. I'm now working on a set of knitted cubes with the leftover yarn, which will help it take on the status of a 'play mat' since it's a bit big to be a cot blanket. Fingers crossed the parcel makes it through the postal strike.


I was very bad last week and did a lot of shopping on Ebay. I happened to check the yarn category just when loads of 10 ball lots of nice stuff were being sold so I set up a sniper to swoop in at the last minute and bid on 3 of them for me. I was expecting all of them to go for less than my maximum bid but I actually ended up winning all 3 (darn!). So quite an expensive week, although I go each of the lots for about half the price that the yarn would have cost in a shop so it's definitely a bargain! I got some Louisa Harding Grace in petrol, some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in a light greeny colour, and some red Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere - it looks more red and less pink than in the photo. Hmm, what shall I knit next?...

3 comments:

Di said...

Lots of wool! It looks lovely! the blanket is just fantastic! I am sure the baby will love playing on it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Louise. Blanket looks very cuddly.

Tanya said...

Maybe you could knit those leftover bits of wool into a Mini or a tractor or a truck or some cute little car!