finished at last

The Never Ending Crochet Blanket of DOOM, it has ended
pattern: Wavy Blanky by Stephanie Gage; yarn: Creative Yarns Style DK; hook: 4 mm

I do love this pattern, it was just a bad decision to make a single bed sized blanket in dk yarn.sock yarn squares If I ever decided to make another blanket, remind me not to use anything thinner than aran weight. Oh except for the sock yarn squares blanket but that is a loooong term project.

Anyway I had much of the blue yarns left over so I made son a matching Manchester City cushion cover. The pattern for a patchwork cushion is from a book, and I used Rhonda White‘s charts for the letters.
pattern: Patchwork Cushion by Jane Crowfoot; letters charted by Rhonda White; yarn: Creative Yarns Style DK; needles: 4 mm

Looking at the flickr bar on the right, I see that all my recent projects have been blue. And so is my main WiP, a lacy(ish) jumper in bamboo tape which I am making up as a I go along based on a jumper I already have.
It’s been a bit stop-start because I don’t always feel up to calculating shapings, so I put it aside and knit something with a pattern instead. It’s not the actual calculations that put me off but the decision making process. With a pattern, someone else has decided where to place the sleeves and what size the neck should be and so on, so I can blame them if I don’t like the end result. But with this jumper I will only have myself to blame. Eep.


8 responses to “finished at last

  1. susetheslowknitta

    would you knit in red? probably not.
    love teh footy stuff for the boy- that will be long treasured.

  2. love the blanket, the colours look great together… the self-designed jumper is looking ace so far too!

  3. I love all those blues. Beautiful!

  4. Faboo, all of it. Is this your Blue Period a la Picasso? But definitely love all three, blankie, cushion (other City fans will be jealous), jumper-in-prog.

  5. thank you all 🙂

    actually i would knit in red, tho son wouldn’t approve, as I am nominally a Liverpool fan.

  6. I Love the wip jumper… should feel lovely as well cos of the bamboo 🙂

  7. Nice blanket.
    How are you finding hte bamboo tape? I’ve just made a blanket with it which is still a WIP but am getting quite depressed as have heard that bamboo tape is a yarn from hell which is will stretch in a silly way. And you can’t tumble dry it.
    Such a shame as it’s a real pleasure to work with

    • my jumper does grow when worn, particularly downwards so it is quite a bit longer after a couple of hours on. For a blanket, where fit isn’t such an issue, I’d think it’d work ok.

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