Well, this is my first post on wordpress, and I am both nervous and excited. I have spent the entire morning looking at other blogs, layouts and content, stressing over how my blog is going to look and how I am going to manage it. After a few hours, I decided to get a cup of coffee, and share a project with you that I have just completed.
It has just turned into Autumn here, and slowly getting cooler ever week. The cold weather always makes me want to knit and crochet, so I set out to make a blanket to match my current obsession with the colour turquoise. I ordered my wool from Bendigo Woollen
Mills http://www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au/), 9 balls of 8 ply 100% new pure wool, in the colours Aquamarine, Koala and Ghost (3 balls of each). When the wool arrived, I grabbed a 12mm crochet hook and got to work. Using one strand of each colour, I made a chain of 72, then worked on 70 double crochet stitches. Back and forth, back and forth, until I had 100g of each colour left. I used this to run a slip stitch the entire way around the blankets egde, then I made a boarder of double crochet to finish it off.
It probably took just under 2 months to complete, as I was only doing it at night time.
The finished blanket is big enough to cover one person, two at a squeeze. It is super warm, and I think it looks a real treat sitting on the end of my bed. I can’t wait for a cold winters night to snuggle under it!
Using three strands of wool together like this would make a really great tummy blanket for a baby, as it is really chunky, but still quite soft. I’m thinking of making one for my friends baby girl, if I do I’m sure you’ll see a post right here!