Hello there! I hope you all had great weekends, it was pretty quiet around here, we had no real plans this weekend so it was nice just to mooch around and enjoy the winter sunshine. Being home meant that I finished off my second skinny stripe blanket! Yay! So of course I had to take some pictures of it all completed. You probably are sick of seeing this blanket, but just in case you are not, here is a few photos of it is all its cool colour glory!
I have decided to call this one Seaside Skinny Stripe, because it has a bit of a beachy feel to it I think.
I chose grey for the edge, and did my fallback picot edge treatment, I still really like this simple edging!
I guess it is cot sized or a reasonable knee rug, here it is all laid out on a single bed.
I like this side with the crisp lines of colour all standing out clearly from each other.....
....and here it is added to the growing pile of blankets in my stash of finished things. I think I'll call the colourful one the Jellybean Skinny Stripe, it's a nice playful name.
So here is some info about this new blanket:
Size 89cm x77cm, 8ply (DK) pure wool, 3.5mm hook.
Wool colours used: ( approximately 1-2 50g balls of each colour)
duck egg blue
Heirloom Colorworks 8ply
Heirloom Babywool 8ply
Merino Magic 8ply
Plus I used 2 balls of extra grey for the edge, you could use what ever colour you liked though.
I have a few scraps left of various blues and greens and added one or two rows of these too until they ran out.
The pattern was random in that there is no colour repeat, although I did try and balance the colour stripes as I went. Just rows of sc (dc) in different colours, that's about it!
I stock these wools in my shop over here if you would like to make one for yourself!
Have you got much on this week? I am going on a quick road trip to Sydney to pick up something very exciting! Well, I think it is anyway, I can't wait to show you what I have acquired, something I have been wanting to learn for a long time. I think I have steep learning curve ahead of me.
I'm doing that on Wednesday and will be back Friday, so will show you all then! Eek!
Ok so that's about all for today, talk soon!