Thursday, September 01, 2016

FOs and WIPs and such... A Year of Projects...

... Well, in my case more like half a year of projects. Not that I have that much to show for.

I have, however, steadily been working on and I do in fact have one FO. It's been a FO for some time now, but I never got round to posting about it. It's the Scheepjes CAL Dancing in the Rain blanket. I joined the CAL on Facebook and, apart from a few lapses, kept up with the pattern pieces pretty well. Some were tricky, others were not favourites in the making, but mostly they were fun to make, and always challenged my crocheting skills. It's been good to make this blanket, yes, and it's very rewarding to see it used by the boys every day. They really do love their blankets. The first thing they said when we got to our flat when we went on holiday a few weeks ago was 'but there are no blankets on the sofa!!'. I think my enduring love of blankets may be to blame. Clearly it's rubbed off on them...

Anyway, here we go - 'Dancing in the Rain', all complete and such:



The yarn is acrylic, which, considering the near-constant use this blanket is receiving, is probably an excellent thing, and after some initial teething problems I actually got on with it very well. There was a significantly more expensive Merino option for the kit, but I'm glad I stuck with the acrylic - it's soft, and light, and the blanket feels very snuggly.

I'm also slowly making progress on two projects that I've had on the needles for ages - Black Acer, and the Boneyard Shawl. 





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8 comments:

  1. Iris, I love the detail that shows in your close-up pictures! Beautiful work. And that Dancing in the Rain blanket is wonderful! I love that your sons took notice that there was no blanket on the couch in the vacation rental. :)

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  2. Oh your blanket is gorgeous and I love the cables in the black acer.

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  3. Terrific job on the blanket. I can imagine how much work went into that from its size and all of those squares. Your WIP's are coming along great.

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  4. So pretty, all three...but I'm most impressed with those nice cables. They look really sharp in that deep gray/black.

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  5. Your blanket is looking great Iris, I really love the mix of textures and colours throughout it and with everyday used blankets acrylic I always think is a must. It is the only time I opt for it over wool. Like your boys mine use the blankets all the time and that's what we made them for.

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  6. Wow, your blanket is incredible. So many different designs and textures! Nice to meet you also.

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  7. I love your blanket, that must have been a lot of hours of knitting! I love all the textures in the squares.

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