.......so the latest blanket is finished.
A blanket which I have named....
♥ The 'Blossom' Blanket ♥
I'm not sure why I name my blankets, but I like that I do. They each take on a story as they are made, so I feel that they should be titled.
This was not a big blanket, which was lovely, but unusual for me. Again, I am not sure why, but I have a habit of making very large blankets. Most never actually start out with the intention of being big, they just seem to end up that way. Making two smaller cot size blankets last year for my nephews was quite refreshing. They still each took a while to do, but I thought that maybe doing another one that was a little smaller would be good. It wouldn't be for a bed, it would just be for putting over a lap in the evening if it was slightly chilly, or draping somewhere in the house.
It wasn't all that plain sailing with this blanket.....as you know.....I realised when I came to sew it together that I had made a fair few hexagons with mistakes in them. An extra stitch here and there whilst my concentration lapsed.
That was highly annoying, however, all was not lost. I decided that I wanted the long edges straightened off, so the offending hexagons didn't get chucked, they were re-worked into half hexagons.
The colour scheme of the carousel blanket was a winner in the house so the 'Blossom' Blanket carried on that colour theme.
I knew I would like it once it was done....and I really do. I finished it last week, but the light and the never ending rain, made it impossible to get any decent pictures. Actually these images aren't too great. As soon as there was a bit of light and let up in the rain, I hot footed it outside. The light still isn't great and the blanket was put to use the moment I sewed in the last end, hence some rather crumpled shots. Never mind.
♥ I LOVE IT ♥
It's definitely an uplifting blanket with a distinct 'Springlike' feel to it. It's what I need. I'm so done with this rubbishy depressing weather. I took every opportunity at the weekend to get out and about. I prised the Bears from their gadgets. I muffled my ears to their mumbled protests and we ventured out on a scenic walk. Trouble was, every one else had that idea too and it was HEAVING with walkers and families. With me laughing too, walking past families with their children bickering and moaning how boring it all was! Ahhhhh it so nice not to feel alone in the parenting game!
So, grey, cold weather is here again today, and rain set to ensue all this week.....
...butI have a little bit of 'Spring' in my house and i'm happy about that.