Wow it's a wild and wooly day here. We have been without power for four hours and it has just gone back on so I can get on here and post this!
Anyway, I thought I'd show you this blanket that I finished recently while I was on my finishing off drive. I think this was started well over a year ago, and then sat on a shelf in pieces for a long time.
I am so glad I have finished it! I really love the random coloured rings and the way they pop against the grey, it was a lovely way to use up lots of half balls and left overs from other blankets.
Sorry about the overkill of photos, but it has been very grey here and the lighting hasn't been great for such a colourful blanket. So I have taken quite a lot!
These two shots are before I blocked and shaped it properly, it was quite puffy and didn't lie flat. You can see the difference in the top pictures where it is lying much flatter and draping quite nicely over the back of the couch. This blanket really benefitted from a good blocking I think.
So here are a few facts about this blanket:
Pattern: Wheels within Wheels by Frankie Brown (Great pattern!!)
(I did change a few things, made the wheels bigger and the squares bigger too.)
Yarn: For the centres, scraps of 8ply from other projects, mainly Heirloom Colorworks, Babywool 8ply and Loyal DK. The backgrounds where in a medium grey, but I can't remember which yarn exactly.
Size: 30 squares, 75 x 90cm, roughly a cot size blanket.
This was a really fun blanket to make, and I think I will be making a few more of these later in the year.
What do you think? Do you like the grey? I think you could have a big play with colours in this blanket and come up with lots of beautiful schemes....
Anyway, I've gotta run, talk soon!
(I'm off to see if I can add my tapestry washcloth patterns to the Ravelry site, I think that will be the easiest way to do instant downloads.....learning new things every day round here!!) :)