Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A very satisfying finish this week!

My crochet blanket is finished!
Yes I finished my crochet blanket last night!! I've been working on it at every spare moment and I got a lot done this last Sunday afternoon when it decided to rain heavily and not stop just as we were thinking of going out for walk on the beach for some fresh air. So the girls happily played on their Wii while I was happily ensconced on the couch keeping warm under my growing blanket and listening to some favourite music through headphones.

My crochet blanket is finished!
I don't know why but I'm surprised at how heavy it is. I guess it is a pure wool blanket and also I'm used to using our mohair blankets to snuggle under which are really light. I still have to weave all the ends through on the underside which is quite a job with all those colours. To think that just over a year ago I was a complete novice at crochet! I can thoroughly recommend  this project as a good beginner, maybe long term crochet project. It's a great project to take anywhere as you are just doing  it square by square although it was a little like a jigsaw puzzle to put altogether ;) 
Now I think I might like to tackle some crochet cushions to scatter around the house starting with this one and then maybe this one and I'd also quite like a scarf like this  pretty one.

My crochet blanket is finished!
And look who's given it the royal seal of approval!! She's been on it since mid-afternoon and is still there!

31 comments:

Kirsty said...

Oh wow! Its fabulous! Well done. That is brilliant. I really like that first pillow too, its like it has ruffles. Thanks for sharing your progress.

FabricandFlowers said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Wow Catherine, that is absolutely divine. How wonderful to snuggle under (or royally sit on top of) all that colour!! xo

Needled Mom said...

It is just gorgeous!!! I love all of the colors.

gill said...

Gorgeous!
I'd love to have a go at this!

Ariane said...

Oh wow!!! Your blanket is stunning. I love it!!!

georgie said...

Oooh it's fabulous you should be very proud of yourself,I should be soo ashamed I must dig out the pattern you sent me and make one now.It's now top of my to do list.
Love and hug's Georgie xx

Michele Pacey said...

I knew it would be fabulous and there it is! Sheer fabulousness! Way to go Catherine, what a good feeling that must be. And look you're already thinking up all kinds of new projects to work on too!

natacha lee said...

Love it, it looks awesome!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Wow wow wow! It's gorgeous. Congratulations on finishing.

Deb said...

Beautiful, really breath-takingly beautiful. I love it :)

Karen said...

Catherine it is simply beautiful!It will be wonderful to snuggle under. Such glorious colour. Any fights over who uses it?

Leslie said...

wowee it is amazing. you did such a beautiful job. those colors are so bright and vibrant. is this your pattern?

Lynn said...

this is beautiful! wow=just lovely. great work!

Diane said...

This is fantastic! Love it!

Clare said...

WOW!!! I love it! You have worked so hard and it shows! Just beautiful!

Bec said...

Just stunning, how inspiring! May I pinterest your pic of it?

Catherine said...

Thanks Bec and yes you're most welcome to 'pin it'!

makeitgiveit said...

that looks absolutely wonderful - well done! and I love the hens baby shower gift too.

happeningswithLana said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Jamie Kalvestran said...

You have inspired me!

Vickie said...

I found you quite by accident! I was tracking for babette blankets to look at color combinations. I love your colors and this is quite gorgeous!

Camilla said...

Lovely colours, mine is really heavy too....

phenomenalfeet said...

This Blanket is simply adorable! Do you happen to have a pattern for this? I have been looking all over for a pattern (Rather just how many of each size) for this kind of multisized granny square blanket.

Catherine said...

phenomenalfeet, I'm happy to pass this pattern one to you but need your email address as it's not attached to your blogger profile.

Lynn said...

this is stunning!! i absolutely love it! did you just wing it or did you have a pattern? great work-i've been wanting a new granny square project-thanks for the inspiration...

MEG BAIER said...

this is sooooooo nice, and colorfull, you've made an amazing jog, catherine!! congratulations!

Janet said...

I think this is an amazing blanket. I was surfing looking for a blanket to make for my new outside furniture. It as the colours that drew to to this one and then the intresting pattern - it seems so random. I wondered if you could pass on the link for the pattern - I'd love to have abash at it :-)

SqueekersMcgee said...

This is gorgeous, would it be possible to get a pattern?

Diondra Blansit said...

Wow, I am stunned by your project! It is gorgeous!! Would you be willing to share the pattern or point me to where I could find it online? I would really like to try it!! batballnglove (at) yahoo (dot) com if you are willing to share :)

Caryl Hodgson said...

Wow this is great - love the idea of using headphones ,would you mind emailing this blanket pattern to me - would like the layout and no of rows for each square - I can crochet the square Many thanks, Caryl

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