I started this blanket last October and made just over a third of it. Then for some reason I just put it down and didn't pick it up again. I was cross stitching quite a lot over the winter, then I made a blanket for my friend Amy, then I was doing something else again. However, at the beginning of June I picked it up again, determined to get it finished. It was extremely ridiculous to pick it up just as the heatwave started, because having a heavy blanket over you isn't ideal! But I did crochet when we went camping which was nice, and at home I rested it on my desk when it was hot.
I made a mistake about halfway through, and didn't realise until I had done thirteen more rows. That was one Monday at my craft club, and when I realise I sulked about it all week. I knew I had to pull the stitches out - I had managed to drop around 23, and the blanket veered in awfully - but I really didn't want to. Eventually on Friday I made Lee pull out the rows and I started again. It was fine in the end, but annoying!
I finished it last week, at the end of July. I changed some of the colours in the border, because I wanted to use my favourite colours in the border and end with Parma Violet, which is one of my favourite Stylecraft yarns. I had bought this ceramic heart button at a craft fair back in November with this project in mind, so I sewed it on and then I was all done!
I absolutely love it, it's so colourful and bright, and I can't wait to use it over the winter and for camping!
It's about five feet long and three feet wide, and made up of at least twenty thousand stitches
There are some lovely colour combos here
The ceramic button
Don't you love it?!