Hello all you lovely people ,
Thank you for all your sweet comments on my recent posts. I've noticed I now have 220 followers ...WOW. It means a lot to be able to share my makes and adventures with such kind , generous ,like minded people :0)
I'm so excited today. I was keeping my fingers (and everything else) crossed for a bright day so I could take nice photos of my finished blanket to show you all .
Jack frost had been out to play whilst I slept under my newly finished blanket .This lovely view greeted me when I pulled back the curtains.....
And after I dropped the boys off at I school I quickly took this picture of the fields before I dashed home to take blanket photos :0)..
If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know I started this blanket back in late August. Making the circles was such fun and so portable I even managed to make some on the beach.
I felt self conscious at times but you lovelies encouraged me to be brave and I ended up making my circles at the boys swimming lessons , relatives homes , and in the car.
So here, finally, is the finished product.
Here is my bed B.B. ( before blanket ) ....
Ooooohhh, that's better, don't you think !
As you can see , it's pretty big ( 6'4" X 5'5")........
Here it is looking pretty with my other blanket compleated in 2010, my granny stripe .........
I love both these blankets sooooo much :0)
For those who like statistics, here are some
1. I used Acrylic yarn , a mixture of Hayfield Bonus, Patons Fab, Cygnet and Style craft .
2. I used a 4.00 mm hook
3. It's inspired by this beautiful blanket
4. The pattern is here
5. It weighs 1.5 kg which means it took 15 100g balls of yarn in total .
6. The white is Patons Fab which cost £1.19 a ball in The Range.I used 6 balls .
7. Other makes cost about £1.40 on average .
8. If my maths is correct the total cost is just under £20 !!! Bargain :0)
9. there are 168 squares and 14 rows of border.
I think it's beautiful and practical , and I'm sure it would have taken me MUCH longer without all your encouraging comments .
As it is , it's finished at the perfect time because snow is forecast for us tomorrow ,and by the look of the sky by this afternoon , I think the forecast is probably right !...
Oohhh , Snow , Love it :0)