Thursday, July 28, 2011

my creative space.... Stripey blanket progress.....


......so this is my main on the go project at the moment. The granny stripey blanket is coming along nicely and I am really pleased with it's progress......




This is it laid out flat, it is getting big! I think I am about 2/3 rds finished, so I hope it won't take too much more time.....


........lots of colour.......


This is the bit I have done this week, the green and blue bobbles and the pink and white granny bits and red and greens stripes......


............and then there will be all of these to deal with!!!

Have a look at these inspiring places over here.

73 comments:

  1. I am in awe of your beautiful blanket, it is simply stunning!!!
    Just a newbie to crochet I hope one day I can make something this gorgeous!!!

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  2. Completely stunning! I may just have to stay here a while and stare at it a bit longer!!!!

    Have a lovely day!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. It looks terrific - really modern, which is sometimes hard to achieve for crocheted blankie. x

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  4. Wow that is such a stunning blanket, i'm so inspired by it:)
    Have a great day!
    Karen x

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  5. hi julie, i'm loving your gorgeous woolly blanket. just wondering if it would make it easier to crochet the ends in as you go?

    x

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  6. That is BEAUTIFUL! Tutorial when it's finished please...

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  7. its gorgeous! the colours and textures are just fantastic!

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  8. That is delightful..just love those bobbles especially!

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  9. Julie, it's looking amazing, it's truly inspiring thank you so much for your guidance and advise recently.I've already ordered the wool with the assistance of your notes and ravelry group.Im frantically finishing the border on my latest project to get going with your delicious blanket.

    Can't wait to get going....

    Susanna x

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  10. Wow! This blanket is just gorgeous.... i love it. :-) I think it would make such a beautiful baby blanket for my Rose. Are you following a pattern or just making it up as you go..?

    Ashley xxx

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  11. I LOVE your blanket!! I think leave those ends and add some more and have tassles, they would work in so very well (and then no ends to deal with as an added bonus)

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  12. Your blanket look stunning! Love the colors and the different stitches.

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  13. Such a gorgeous gorgeous blankie Jules!!So very inspiring!!

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  14. Beeeooootiful. Gorgeous colours. I'd love to know how you did the bobbles!

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  15. This is a seriously AWESOME blanket.
    Anne xx

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  16. This looks fabulous! I love all the bright colours and the varied stitch patterns. Such a great idea!
    Caz from Never Knew :)

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  17. I love it. Nice colors and all the different kind of stitches. Why don't you put away the ends while you crochet? I always do. Lay the loose end horizontally in the direction you are going to crochet, crochet a few stitches including the loose end and then you can cut it off.
    (hope this makes sense :-))

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  18. Hey Jules, that blanket is a work of art, it's looking absolutely wonderful.

    Silver Threads of Happiness has the right idea, turn the ends into tassels or fringing..........

    There's a lot of blanket love or is it blanket envy going on, hehehe........

    Claire :]

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  19. Hi there I have been watching the progress of this fabby blanket, do you have a pattern? I am no good at making things up, I need it to be written down was wondering how you swap from the granny stitches to the other stitches with the stitch count etc. I know what I mean but not sure you will. Truly gorgeous. Dev x aka fairyglade.blogspot.com. Hate to post anon but can't seem to leave comments on some blogs.

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  20. wow your blanket is absolutely gorgeous, it's the prettiest I have ever seen

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  21. Love the mix of stitches and colors! Absolutely gorgeous. Best wishes, Tammy

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  22. I love your blanket!!! It's really wonderful.

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  23. Just wanted to say what a lovely lovely blanket this is. It looks pretty unique to me - but not for long I would guess. I for one would love to make a blanket like this. It's really beautiful!

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  24. Love you blanket I have wanted one like this for a while since I saw a similar one on flickr. The colours you have chosen are great zingy and bright. Can't wait to see the finished article. Keep going!!

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  25. I must agree with all these comments your blanket is so inspiring -- beautiful,different and I would love to make one.

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  26. Its gorgeous and so wonderfully colourful. Love all the different stitches.

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  27. Gorgeous..love the mix of different stitches in stripes...fab idea
    Hugs Suz x

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  28. Hey Jules, I absolutely LOVE your blanket, well all of your hooky actually. Been having a wee love affair with your granny softies too, def high on my to-do list.
    Your colour choices are wonderful, very unique to you I think, I love them. Are you using Biggan yarn?

    sending lots of love
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  29. WOW! Simply beautiful. Lovely colour combo. The bobbly bits are delicious.
    Carmel

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  30. this will be loved for a long time . beautiful

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  31. Wowsers!
    Such gorgeous colours in your blankie!
    I love!
    Xx

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  32. Gorgeous blanket! I'm off to have a closer look at the rest of your blog. Is the pattern your own?

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  33. I like the combination of the different stitches and the colours you are using.
    KATRIN W.

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  34. The combination of stitches you used is wonderful! I like how just combining colors makes the traditional granny stitch look like something else. Well done!

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  35. The blanket is beautiful. Awesome colours.

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  36. What a lovely blanket! I love the colours and the different stitches. Such a fun idea!

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  37. Hi,
    Your bobbles just make this colorful blanket sing! Very fun and I can imagine it will be much loved and used.

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  38. I live here in Melbourne too. I love your blanket and was wondering whic yarn or yarns you used to get those lovely flour combinations.

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  39. I meant colour combinations!

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  40. Love the way you used different colours and stitches! beautiful

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  41. This is GORGEOUS! I just love the use of a variety of stitches, so much more interesting than plain stripes. Would love to see you again on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  42. This is so cheerful and whimsical! I just love it!

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  43. I've just popped in from Attic24. Your blanket is fantastic! Funky, cosy, interesting, inspiring . . . Thanks for sharing.

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  44. OMG! That is gorgeous I love, love, love it!!!!

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  45. Just found you through Lucy s link at attic 24,love,love ,love the blanket,are you following a pattern for it or are you making it up yourself? gorgeous!xxxjulie.

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  46. Lucy at Attic24 sent me over to see your colorful goodies.

    ♥ 'em

    hughs

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  47. I too have been sent by Lucy, and what a suprise it was. Truly beautiful. I so neeed to make this for myself! xx

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  48. Lucy told us how much your blanket looked like the one in her photograph from the magazine... and she is right, as always!
    It is so colorful and beautiful! Great job!

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  49. I love your blanket. Do you have a pattern for sale. I would love to make this for my little girl.

    She would love it all the colors.

    Many thanks,

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  50. beautiful blanket. Do you have a pattern for sale. I would love to make this for my toddler.
    Many thanks,

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  51. Hi Jules, thanks for sharing your absolutely gorgeous blanket - I love it!

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  52. This is so inspiring!!! I LOVE it! But what to do with all those ends??? Just cut them all off even and leave them. In fact, that's what I thought you were doing and thought it was cute, but then you asked about them. OR you could tie three of them together evenly with an overhand knot, then trim the off. Just an idea. Much easier than trying to hide them all.
    Kathryn Encinas in Ramona, California ~ U.S.A.

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  53. Love it!! Nice collors love to know whitch yarn you are using and a tutorial would be really great.

    Kind regards Marlies

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  54. Do you have a pattern for this blanket??

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    1. I just made this up as I went along, it's just a random pattern of different stitch types and different colours, so sorry, I don't have a pattern. :)

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  55. Hi Jules,

    I love your blanket so much that I decided to make one for myself. As I am a bit of a beginner, my blanket is a sort of sampler, using different stitches from a selection of books. I can see why many blankets are made up of smaller granny squares, as I am having a terrible time keeping the correct number of stitches in each row. I think I am on the right track with the turning chains etc, and then when I check back I have lost quite a few stitches. I am loathe to unpick any rows, but am not sure if the problem can be rectified. Are there any tricks of the trade.

    With thanks, Merridy

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    1. Hi Merridy, It is a bit tricky keeping the same number of stitches in each row. I just made sure I counted every now and again to stay on track, and if I was making clusters or skipping stitches I made sure that overall there was the same number of stitches, ie if you are doing 3sc in one st, then skip next 2 stitches and 3sc in next and so on, overall it's the same number of stitches. This is probably confusing! sorry I am not much help, all I can suggest is careful counting! Good luck!

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  56. Is there a pattern for this blanket and the star stitch striped (rainy day) blanket? I would love to make these two blankets and I LOVE the colors you chose for both. I'm not skilled enough to make this by sight or just wing it, though. Also, which brand of yarn and which colors did you use for them? They are just gorgeous! Ever think of making a book?

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  57. Is there a pattern for this blanket (and the star stitch striped one in your rainy day blog post)? I would love to make these two, but I'm not skilled enough yet to make it from sight. I love the colors you chose for each of them as well. What color yarn from which brand did you use? You have such an artful eye! You should publish a book!

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  58. I started your blanket because I just LOVE it. I am terrible at making up patterns by myself, so I thought that because you said you were publishing the directions, I could make it. I got up to update #2 and couldn't find any more directions. Now, I find that you have decided not to publish any more directions. So my blanket it now a foot long. :( I am sooooo disappointed.

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    1. Hi Karen, I don't know where you saw that I am not publishing any more directions, I am certainly planning to finish the crochet along and post the patterns as I go. However, real life commitments have meant that my crochet time has been a bit light on at the moment, so my blanket is not growing as quickly as I would like, so the updates are slower too! Fear not, they are coming though! They will be put on the separate crochet along page as well as posted normally on the blog. The blanket in this post was the first mixed stripe blanket that i made last year and I didn't record a pattern for it, but the new one I am making now definitely will have instructions on how to make it. Hope this clears up any confusion, happy crocheting, Julie :)

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  59. Today I discovered your blog, and I liked it, I'm from Portugal, so excuse my English, but I loved his blanket, and loved doing. I request authorization to take some of your ideas manta.Já I signed up to your blog to see what's new. Thank you very fondly. I forgot to tell you that my name is Flores Umbelina, and live in Portugal.

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  60. Are there sufficient ends left to use as a fringe? Rather than having to darn them all in.

    BTW - I find it easier to darn ends in as they appear on this type of project. Or to crochet them in with the stitches of the next stripe, if possible.

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  61. هل تبيع البطانيه

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  62. هل تبيع البطانيه ؟؟

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