I've never hidden the fact that my great love in life is making blankets......as I'm making one (or a few!) I am thinking about the next one.
I like them baby sized, keeping warm sized, king sized.......I just can't get enough of them.
I love to make them for gifts, knowing something I've crafted, is keeping someone warm.
I thought I would share the new, the newish and then the 'should have been finished ages ago' blankets in my life at the moment....yep, there is more than one of them!
This is my newest blanket........this is going to be a Christmas present, and if I can really get on with it, I may make two for my nephews.
I totally fell in love with the idea of this blanket when I saw Emily's ( Unravelled) gorgeous blanket that she made for her son. Her blanket is what caught my eye, if I had seen the original I think it would have passed me by. I think I was first to comment on her tah-dah post and said that's my next blanket!
In the words of my cleverest crocheting friend I have reverse-engineered rather than bought the book, so mine will not be as perfectly formed as Emily's stunning blanket, but hopefully a little blocking and 'all will be alright on the night'.
Next up is my Little Woollie CAL blanket.
I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying this one......it is a dream to work on, and yep, I do think I have actually dreamed about it! It is garish and gaudy and not as beautiful as Little Woollie's mixed stripey blanket.....but I don't care I AM IN LOVE!
This is a blanket I started at the beginning of the year and despite being a really quick pattern, I am trying to follow the colour sequences in the pattern and it has really slowed me down, getting it out to photograph made me realise how much I love it, so I must get my felt pens out and figure a better/quicker way to see the next colour.
This one is a slow-burner, but easy to pick up and down, its just I've been putting down more than I've been picking up....ooooops!
The Kingcole Riot is just amazing as the colours unfurl.
The last blanket, is the first I ever started....unfairly named the Boring Blanket.
When I took this out of its bag, I hadn't realised quite how many hexagons I had made already.....I really should press on, as it is very pretty....and also pretty boring!
It was my birthday last weekend and my cleverest crocheting friend, who is as clever at sewing and crocheting as she is at being my friend, made me this.....
A big project bag, how well does she know me eh? Perfect for blankets....problem is, I could do with a few more!
So....a few things that are making my world colourful at the moment....how about you.....what makes your heart skip a beat? Somehow I don't think I will ever tire of making blankets....why would I?