'The Happy Scrappy Blanket'
All happily finished and being put to good use already.
This happy little blanket came about as a result of the Portobello blanket I made last year for a new Nephew. I made the Portobello Blanket alongside the Carousel Blanket, which I made for another Nephew. I adored making these two blankets. I was reminded of how lovely making a ripple blanket is. Very soothing and rhythmical. I wanted to make a bigger, slightly more adult version with a highly vintage look and feel to it. So, I set about finding vintage colours to put together. It was also a good way to use up my scraps of yarn in my ever growing basket of bits. A myriad of yarns and brands. If I didn't have enough to repeat more rows, then I found a similar, alternative shade. All dk and made on a 4mm hook. I think that's why I love it so....it really IS scrappy.
Gosh, I love it. It fits the bill to a 'T'. It's EXACTLY what I envisaged. This is DEFINITELY a blanket from the chest in the Narnia Wardrobe
It looks suitably old. It looks inviting and comfy. It looks like it has been in the family for years.
It's big enough to fit a few Bears under for cuddles. It's great for journeys, sofa slumping, and picnic days.
Gentle wave upon wave of vintage happy scrappy colour.
I took a lot of shots....sorry to bore you. I loved it so.
I have varied tastes, depending on how I feel when I wake up in the morning. I adore pastels, I adore bright colours, I adore all white, I enjoy girly, I enjoy vintage, retro, kitsch. The list goes on. I'm an eclectic girl. For the days when I wake up and I wish I were in yester-year, this is the blanket that will be in my grasp that day.
It looks old, like it has a history already. I feel a bit like Phoebe in the 'Apothecary' episode.
So.....another project finished. I need to get my teeth into something else now. I would love to do an adult version of the 'Carousel Blanket' I already have some shades in mind for that. So watch this space!
For now though, I am happy with what I have achieved with this blanket. I love it when, what you have in your head, exactly translates to your finished product.
Oh happy days......
P.s This ripple pattern was one found in a crochet book I had, although I cannot for the life of me remember which it is, as the book is on loan to a family member. However, if you've never 'rippled' before and would love to have a go, Lucy from the ever lovely Attic24 has a brilliant ripple tutorial on her blog. so, pop on over here and have a go......