I know we all love FOs. I'm just going to share one for now, a blanket I made for my best friend. This would be the first time ever I did not take a picture of it laying flat for all of you to see it's beauty, however I have asked my best friend to send pictures of it laying flat on a bed or something like that. When I get it, I will share it for sure!
I used 4mm needles for this puppy, I used just some regular arcylic, (sounds bad, but it is actually perfect for this blanket plus I'm a cheepo 1st year university student) the pattern came from a very very old pattern book my grandmother has, the pattern is called "Little Shells" and if anyone was inclined I'm sure I can find out which company came out with the pattern. This is a great pattern for beginners, and for the more advanced, something you can just pick up do the pattern once and it's stuck in your brain for good, so it becomes very mindless. But nonetheless, still fun, and it really turns out fantastic at the end. Basically I did this in 4 strips, and then I crocheted and sewed it all up. I did a simple crochet boarder around it, due to lack of time. Next time I do this blanket, I will do it in two big strips instead of four.( Collapse )
I do promise in the next 1 to 2 weeks a shot of the blanket in all it's glory.
Roughly, with school and all this took me just about 3 months. It is about 5'8 I believe in length and 4 feet in width. I really love making blankets because people really do appreciate the hardwork put in and it gets good use. It takes a long time, but when you are done it, you can't help but be proud of it. I think my next project I will be making something for myself, either a blanket with a different pattern or a Clapotis. I have never made myself anything "big" before, just because I get more pleasure out of giving. I've made, hats, scarves, mittens, wrist warmers for myself, but nothing like a blanket or a sweater.