Saturday, 31 January 2015

a new granny stripe blanket

I started a new granny stripe blanket late last year, managed about ten rows, got bored, started other projects and it sat unloved in a basket. A week ago I was rummaging through my craft room, like you do, and pulled it out to give it another spurt of attention. I'm so glad I did, it's so very satisfying making blankets in a cold spell, with snow falling, sitting in front of the TV. 

I had a look back at my Pinterest boards, being careful not to loose an entire evening, and came across this pattern and this one. The colours are very similar and I like the name. I don't give my blankets names, they deserve to be named after all the hours that go into making them. I just refer to mine as the granny spots and stripes. I got the idea from another Pinterest blanket, and here is my finished blanket

Here are the colours in the Stylecraft special DK range. Cloud blue, Meadow, Denim, Aster, Bluebell, Parchment, Sherbert, Lavender, Spring Green, Aspen, Wisteria, Turquiose, Petrol and Teal.

a new blanket

20 rows complete, 60 more to go!

6 comments:

Helen said...

it's lovely! gorgeous colours :) I bet you're enjoying the warmth of making it in this cold weather :S

Jo said...

There seems to be lots of granny stripe blankets popping up on various blogs at the moment. I bet they're all finished before mine as I tend to take my time with large projects. I like the colours you're using.

Angel Jem said...

Oh those colours are gorgeous! Isn't it lovely once it gets big enough to cover your knees and keep you warm while you crochet?

Creatrieneke said...

I just love the colors u used! It's a beautiful blanket!

mamasmercantile said...

The colour combination is a real delight, the perfect project for this time of year.

My Simple Life said...

hello amanda,
those colours are gorgeous!!!
and a perfect project for the cold winter months.
your blog is beautiful!!!!
have a nice weekend,
regina