Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blanket on the couch...


hello
Hope you had/are having a great weekend! 
 We didn't do much today, I got excited about a cool silver bullet caravan I found for sale on ebay, and then had to come back to earth, via my practical husband who kindly pointed out  a) we don't have a spare $20000, and b) our car would never tow such a big, beautiful beast! 
Sigh....a girl can dream.... one day this dream will be reality...haha

I have lots of wild dreams and schemes floating around my head at the moment, must tell you about some of them one day!

Anyway, on to more pressing matters. 
I am determined to finish the stripey, colourful blanket this week!
I am onto the edge now, so the end is in sight. Yay!!
I am feeling very lazy and can't face weaving in all those ends, so I have come up with an edge method that I hope will mean I don't have to! If it works I will show you what I did, if it looks crappy, it's back to the drawing board! Haha...

Just a short post tonight, got to get cracking on that blanket ! 
See ya!


27 comments:

  1. Your blanket is looking just gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished item :) I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that your new edge method works as I'm dreading the thought of sewing in all the ends on my blanket, lol!

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  2. That blanket looks amazing, and I hope your edging technique works as I would want to sew in all those ends either!!

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  3. Fabulous! can't wait to see it in all it's glory!

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  4. Hello Jules,
    That blanket is so amazing. It has lots of fans out here in blog land. I love it and can't wait to see the whole thing. You have a great eye for pattern and color. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I follow your posts faithfully and always enjoy them.

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  5. Your blanket looks fantastic and I hope your edging to hide the ends scheme works!! I'm also doing a stripy blanket and I'm sewing the ends in as I go ... could not face the thought of that job at the end - so every day when I pick the blanket up I start by sewing in the ends from the previous days crocheting!!

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  6. It's looking good! Can't wait to see the finished blanket :O)x

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  7. Oh, it's a GEM! Even with the endy bits.*

    * This week I calculated I finished my granny blanket one year ago and I still have half the ends hanging out. Shame on moi.

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  8. Love your blanket and I too frequently get lost in ebay caravan fantasies until my equally frank hubby gives me a reality check. melx

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  9. Your blanket is gorgeous, I love all the different colours and patterns. I've always wanted an Airstream too, they are so beautiful.

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  10. A silver bullet caravan sounds amazing, a bargain at $20,000.00, hehehe....
    I can imagine a few of your gorgeous crocheted blankets and garlands in it.

    All the best with dealing with the ends on your blanket. I have heaps to sew in on my blanket. I really think I should've sewn them in as I went along, but I was keen to get on and crochet.
    Just ♥ your colour combinations.

    Enjoy your week,

    Claire :}

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  11. I too have a granny stripe and I haven't sewn in any ends yet.....I fear that the crocheting world may all be holding their breaths to see if you come up with a solution, I reckon if you do you will be awarded with the highest accolade imaginable!

    Your blanket is gorgeous, you're very clever!

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  12. Can't wait to see this blanket finished. I have to admit I am making my own (very inferior) version of this, with probably fewer colours and in Aran weight yarn. I am enjoying it and I'll have a quick smug moment and say that I sewed a load of ends in this morning. Great feeling! I'm interested to see what you do for the edging, I was only thinking about that last night.
    Looking forward to seeing this blanket done, I love it!

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  13. Oh i just love your crochet. The colours are just eye catching in your blanket......xx

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  14. I've just woven in several hundred ends on a granny square blanket, so I too will be very grateful if you post a way of working in the ends because I don't want to go through that again!

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  15. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with your gorgeous blanket. <3

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  16. It's looking fabulous! Hope you get it finished soon so we can see the big reveal. :)

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  17. Ooooh I don't envy you all those ends.... but the blanket is totally worth it!!!

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  18. It's looking gorgeous!!!
    Anne xx

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  19. a beautiful rug! really like the colors, I love these shades. I was even difficult to imagine how long it took for this job

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  20. la manta y los colores son muy hermosos, va a ser una obra de arte, ya lo creo.
    Saludos Alita!

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  21. Can't wait to see the finished result! As for the caravan, it's good to dream isn't it. ♥

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  22. I love your crochet style - the colours you use are amazing. What is your favourite yarn to use? I am relatively new to crochet (about a year in to it) and I am working my way through a stash of wool. I would like to buy some for a bright and cheery blanket and could use a recommendation. I'm with you on the airstream trailers.....one day!

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  23. What a gorgeous blanket. I really need to learn to crochet with all this eye-candy around.

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  24. Wow your blanket is looking absolutely amazing! I know I'm going to be green with envy when I see the finished pics. I think it would look perfect in a silver bullet caravan too - just a nuisance about the darn price tag ay!! Have a fab week.

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  25. That blanket is divine. Why do husbands get upset when we want to buy caravans? I'm having exactly the same problem at the moment, I just want a little old one to park in my garden and play in!

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  26. What a gorgeous blanket .... so pretty. Maybe your dream will come true and you will get the caravan. I think a girl should absolutely dream. from a Blogtoberfest visitor

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  27. scrummy blanket you have there, jules! love the color combo and your pattern is a sight for sore eyes... REALLY tempted to give a similar a go.
    a caravan is a niiiiiiiiice thing and ever so practical! some folks fix them up so nicely you wouldnt even miss being home! dreams are so sweet and a caravan would be on my list as well but i am so far from it...

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