Feb 18, 2011
Lately I have been lovely the up and down and round and round of simple crochet blankets. I have almost finished the hexagons – - do you remember when I started it? I now have just another round to add on and then some ends to weave in – but it is on hiatus as I made a silly mistake and had to rip out a whole heap and so I moved on to other things – I will get back to it – but in the meantime it is well loved on my daughters bed. I used the pattern by attic24 – but toned down the colours a bit – and since then I saw this grey hexagon blanket post at Rosa P - and love all that grey.
I also have nearly finished my Granny stripe blanket – well I could have added more rows but was getting sick of it – also I decided that I hated the yellow and just couldn’t go on. I still need to edge it and weave in a few loose ends – but it is otherwise done! Everyone loves it though. I used Bendigo wool and alpaca as usual – I really do love that stuff.
Now I am starting a ripple blanket - just doing a mini one to begin with to see if I like it – then I might do a bigger one later. I am using softer colours this time around – I am still in love with grey and am adding a creamy white, this beautiful two tone grey/blue and a fun minty green and soft fluffy mauve. Again a mixture of alpaca and wool from Bendigo Woollen mills.
I seem to be a bit mad on Attic24 patterns – but I like them because I am just a newbie at crochet and I need the visual instructions that she provides – really easy to follow.