today's a ta-dah day...my favourite:0)
I've just finished my second giant granny of 2011 and I'm pretty thrilled with the result. It's quite different to my first one . The colour choices I made were more subdued this time. I was hoping for a "vintage" look and I think I've achieved it....
I suppose it's my interpretation of vintage anyway :0)
There is no bright yellow or orange or pink in this blanket. Instead I've chosen grey and camel and brown to contrast with the safer blues,pinks and greens. The brightest colour is a rich red which I think lifts the look.......
Most of the colours are stylecraft special double knitting .
For those of you who are interested the stylecraft colours I used are.........
pale rose and meadow (small balls on top)
cloud blue,camel,apricot,aster,soft peach (middle row L-R)
cream,raspberry,?lavender,grape,lemon and teal (bottom row L-R)
The other stylecraft colour I used was lipstick ( rich red )
As I wanted to include some rusty orange /brown and grey I used these from my stash. Sorry unknown origin but stylecraft do have similar colours .........
I wonder if anyone noticed my blanket now has a different border to this post . I wasn't happy with the pink picot edging so I pulled it back and went with my trusty double V edging in cream ( tutorial in my side bar)
Here it is on my bed. It's not a bed blanket but I've got one of those :0)
This blanket is 56 rounds plus a border and weighs 800 grams. Which means it took 8 100 gram balls of yarn in total . At £1.50 a ball that's a bargain £12 for all this granny gorgeousness.
I started this blanket on the first of September so you can see it's quite a quick blanket to produce. I'm sure I could have completed it quicker if I hadn't been so busy. As I've said before granny squares are great projects to do when you don't feel like concentrating too much . They are so relaxing. Another bonus is the relatively small number of ends to sew in. Two for each row means 114 for the whole blanket...only takes an hour or so :0)
It measures 48 inches square and is ideal to use as a lap blanket. I love the soft drapeness of this pattern and the stylecraft yarn.
Though the colours are worked in a random order you might have noticed I've sometimes grouped darker or lighter colours and other times I've alternated light and darker shades. This was intentional as I prefer this effect. I've also used the cream yarn quite a few times to add contrast and tie the "design" together. .....
I'm loving having this blanket draped over the back of a chair...just waiting to be snuggled under this winter :0)
I'm still having trouble commenting . I've noticed some of you lovelies are having the same problem....lets hope they sort it out soon.
Hope your week has got off to a good start.