Thursday, January 6, 2011

My lovely granny square blanket is finished!

Isn't she lovely?

My small folk trying it out.

The last few stitches - almost done!


My gorgeous granny square blanket is finally finished! I still have all the threads on the back to tie in but from the front it's definitely complete - phew. This has been such a fun project with my small folk helping to choose the colours as we went along. No two squares are the same so it's super colourful and very cheerful. I have been fluffing around trying to make up my mind on what sort of edging I wanted. I even went so far as to get books from the library with every imaginable stitch shown (I now want to buy this gorgeous book). I decided on a scalloped edge in the end and I love the result. Not super fancy but it looks so comforting and wholesome. I used the colour that had first jumped out at me in the wool shop - even though I'm not really a blue kinda gal - this shade is just beautiful. I love, love, love this blanket! So do my wee ones - they were eager to scramble under it this morning to give it a 'test drive' as they called it. Thank you so very much to Lucy from attic24 for inspiring me completely with this wonderful design of hers! You're a total star.

12 comments:

  1. You talented lady - that is stunning!!!

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  2. Hello Leah,
    I just discovered your blog! Your crochet work is beautiful especially the granny blanket!! I love it! And the colors are wonderful!
    Have a great monday!
    Angie

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  3. Hi Leah,

    Lovely to meet you! What a lovely blog you have! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!

    What a beautiful blanket you have made! I am terribly envious! My eyes have gone from their usual shade of blue to bright green! ha ha!!!!!!

    I hope that you have a super week!

    Vanessa xxx

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  4. What a stunning blanket - the type I dream of making oneday!! Well done.

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  5. Gorgeous blanket! Love the combo of little squares with big squares. Great work!

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  6. Oh my what a beautiful blanket. How fun for you and the little ones to share in the color selections. Very sweet. I enjoyed stopping by your blog.

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  7. Just Beautiful! So much fun. . .
    machelle

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  8. this has to be mine :) a wonderfull blanket.

    selam and love from germany
    eli

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  9. Nice! I always got new from your blog, i really love this blanket and your work is very useful for me, i got new ideas from your blog. Thanks for sharing!!!

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