Friday, August 23, 2013

Finally finished and a little distracted....

Back in May last year, I started crocheting a granny square blanket. At the time I thought I was being a bit optimistic but I thought it would be a good way of practicing my new-found crocheting skill and didn't really mind when it was finished. Tonight, I finished the last stitch.


People on my Instagram might have been getting a bit bored with all of my photos of the blanket this last few weeks as I have been sewing it up and it's got bigger....and bigger....


My plan was to do it 15 squares by 10 but then I realised just how huge it would be so I made it a bit smaller; 15 x 8.  Here it is on the sofa with half of it over the back so plenty warm enough for cold autumn nights. 10 x 8 would have been big enough but at least we will all be able to sit on the sofa in the autumn and not have to fight for a bit of blanket!


I used the Summer Garden Granny Square pattern from Attic24 for the main blanket. My plan had been to do a shell edging but once I had done a few rows of trebles, the shell looked a bit odd so I decided a few more rows of trebles was the way ahead and I think it looks good. I joined all of the squares using double crochets to make the edges stand up a bit, I love the look of the ridges.  If you want to know any more about it, pop over to my project page on Ravelry.

I'm a little bit distracted here at the moment so excuse the lack of updates but we are busy enjoying the summer holidays. All too soon, everyone will be back at school and work and the nights will be pulling in and we'll be complaining about the cold. I love the holidays and spending time with my (not so) little people so we have been baking...and of course, licking the bowl out.....


..riding donkeys on the beach....


..playing in the park......


....and finding brambles on our walk back from the Post Office and making makeshift containers to take them home and make crumble for tea .....


All too soon everything will be back to normal. I hope you all enjoy the long bank holiday weekend. 
For more Finished Objects, have a look at Tami-Amis blog.

8 comments:

mrs brown said...

How lovely to have a cosy finished blanket in time for chilly autumn nights. I have two on the go at the moment and can't wait for them to be done (as if they are doing themselves!). My children are driving me bonkers so I'm looking forward to the new term. x

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That turned out lovely...I like the ridges too...

Jane Walker said...

What a beautiful blanket - the colours are so fresh. And I loved your little snippets of life. Enjoy the rest of the nice weather!

Evelyn Hender said...

Your blanket is absolutely beautiful. I love the colours. Gorgeous!

Stitched Together said...

The blanket looks great. It looks you've been having a great Summer too.

Natasja de Jong said...

I love your blanket... Planning on starting one for myself soon, so enjoyed seeing how you did yours.
Like your colors!

GiddyStuff said...

I've loved watching the progress of your blanket, it's beautiful, such great colour combinations :)

Daisy said...

Wow, it looks amazing (and huge!).