I've finished all 7 blankets and it's only taken me 10 full months.
Back in January I decided to make a throw rug for each of my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year. I gave myself the year to do it and after many ta-dah moments throughout the year, I give you the final blanket.
This one is for older Master J and this one suits him a lot more than one of the previous blankets I made that I thought of giving to him. It's a bit of a retro ripple blanket with a picot edge.
The edge gave me a bit of grief actually because I was running out of the green yarn. In fact I got nearly three quarters of the way through twice when I realised I didn't have enough so it all had to come undone and I had to think of some other finishing edge.
I'm not as happy with this little picot edge as some of the others but it does look good and most importantly, I just had enough yarn to finish it. Yay!
I just love all the ripples. In fact, I really love making ripple blankets so I know this won't be the last one I make.
Would you like to see all 7 blankets piled up? Of course you would. Here they are.....
Lots of work and sometimes frustration but also a hell of a lot of fun to make.
What to do now?
Well I really do have to admit that I'm re-doing one of the blankets. It was the first one I made and is the black, white and red speckled blanket.
The original is quite small and I really stuffed the border up. When I say really stuffed it up, I mean REALLY stuffed it up and it can't be fixed. The easiest thing to do is remake the blanket and I can pull the other one apart when I have some more time.
So even though I'm re-doing one of them, I really have finished all 7 so I'm very proud of myself.
Then I'll be trying a pretty huge project. I want to make a blanket for my bed and I want to try some hexagons. I already know exactly what I'll be doing and what colours to use but I just need to get them first. I'll definately keep you posted on that one.
Hope you all have a great week.