Wednesday, 18 July 2012

My very own Granny Stripe Ta-da Moment

Hello my lovely friends out there andthanks for popping on by for my second post in two days!
l wanted to share my very own Ta-Da moment with you......
My Granny Stripe Blanket.
l'm offically a Granny Striper!!!!!!!
l started this blanket way back in March, infact the very same day l started Radiotherapy.
As you can see from the pictures which have been taken on my mobile phone, it is a lovely, lovely, eye-popping, colourful, super blanket.
l have loved the way that all of the colours l used have come togther like the colours of a rainbow...going off topic a bit.. my Grandad always used to say that there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, if only this was true.
I found the pattern for my Granny stripe from the wonderful inspiring blog of Lucy from Attic24...the blog is in my favourite blogs in the sidebar to the right . Please do go on over and have a look.
For this project l used a yarn called 'Special' by Stylecraft, it is lovely and soft and doesnt have that 'scratchy' feel that some other acrlic yarns do.
l used a size 4mm hook.
As Lucy's pattern suggests l began with a chain of 240.
The colours that l used were and in no particular order: Aspen, Meadow, Spring Green, Aster, Cloud Blue, Turquoise, Lavender, Sherbet, Wisteria, Plum, Magenta, Clematis, Shrimp, Pomegranate, Fondant, Lipstick and Saffron.
l have purchased the yarn a few times from the following websites and l can highly recommend each one, both of their service is second to none.

For the edging of the blanket l crocheted treble clusters in 'cloud blue'
l took the above photo one afternoon when the weather was rainy, dull and very cold, even though it is suposed to be summer here in the uk, feels more like Autumn really.
Now that l've finished my beloved Granny Stripe Blanket l have of course started another so the colourful journey begins again in between other crafty projects.
So here comes my finaly photo, my Granny Stripe Blanket in all its glory.

Toodles for now xx



wendy said...

beautiful and do come here often and hope all is going well with you ☺♥

Anonymous said...

pretty! :O)

kkhymn said...

It looks amazing! Fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

Love your beautiful granny stripe blankets. you always pick out such pretty colors..

Nanita said...

It's an absolutely gorgeous blanket, Wiggles! Ooh, and I just read about Paddy, what a brilliant dog :-) I hope he adapts well, do keep us posted! xxxx

Gabriela said...

I love your granny stripe blanket, the colors are great.

ElleS said...

Oooh, I love your granny stripe, it came out so stunning! I still have yarn envy:)

Mellie said...

You have inspired me ... I am about to order 17 balls of wool ... sheer crochet bliss!!! x