Thursday, January 24, 2019

yet another blanket...

Another (very old) FO - I made another blanket!

This was some time ago, but somehow I never managed to take pictures and blog about it. 

I made this one in thin strips, with alternating colours, then edged each strip with dark blue and finally sewed all the strips together. 

It was a stash-buster project because I'm still sort of drowning in acrylic and I don't use it for anything other than blankets (they do work best with acrylic yarn  because they need to withstand a fair amount of wear and tear and also get washed frequently). 

It's not a favourite and I don't consider it a particularly good-looking blanket. The strips were awkward, there was far too much sewing in of yarn ends, and the sewing together creates ridges that never look quite as good as you hope they will. 

It's OK, though, because it's soft and warm, and it's on rotation with all the other crochet blankets in the living room so it gets used all the time. All is well. 

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  1. Personally, I think it is a charming blanket. Very cheery in colors.

  2. I love the eclectic mix of colour, a great stash buster.

  3. Very neat in how this came out. Great job!

  4. I think scrap blankets like this are awesome. So glad you shared it!

  5. A lovely mix of colours.

  6. I really like the thin strips of colour in your blanket but looking at it can only imagine how many ends needed sewing in. I use my acrylic yarn up in blankets also for the same reasons as you. Nice to see you back.