Friday, 8 April 2016

G is for...

Granny stripe

I've mentioned this a lot over the last little while as it's getting so close to a finish. But I just have to mention it again. A couple of years ago I started making a granny stripe blanket using the pattern by attic 24. It isn't as big as I wanted it to be but that's what happens when you just get sick of working on it. It's big enough to curl up under on the couch and that's what I care about. 

I'm just two rows from a finished border. Or I like to say two corners as I'm working the two rows simultaneously. But this blanket hasn't been easy. I found I started off by casting on too tight so had to undo it.  Then I spent two years working on it because I put it away over the summers... Way too hot to sit under a blanket in 35 degree heat! 

Then I got to the border but quickly realised that I'd miscounted the links from one line to the next and putting the border on just made it go a bit wonky. I used that as a chance to try out a ruffly edge. 

It's been a fun experience so far but I'm not looking forward to sewing in those ends. It hasn't been all straight forward but for my first big crocheted blanket I'm really proud of it. 


Happy stitching, 
Caitlin

3 comments:

  1. I think it looks good. The colours look great together. My first granny square blanket is all wonky with a too frilly border as well, but I still like it and the next blanket went by much faster and with fewer hitches. :)

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  2. Your blanket looks great Caitlin. I love the colors. I really love making all sorts of granny squares.

    Linda

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  3. Beautiful blanket! I hope you will use it and enjoy it. The colours are so bright and pretty.

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